2018 STUDENT DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
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About The Conference: The Student Diversity Leadership Conference is a one day event designed for individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to interact with student, administrators, and faculty presenters and exchange information to enhance multicultural comprehension, self-awareness, and leadership skills. Participants will hopefully apply the acquired skills, tools, and insight to advance their personal development and be effective leaders both on campus and in the surrounding communities.

Student Diversity Leadership Conference Call for Presenters

SDLC 2019: Where Do We Go From Here?
For the eighth year, the Office of Equity and Inclusion at SUNY Oneonta is happy to host the Student Diversity Leadership Conference. This year’s title, “Where Do We Go From Here?” encompasses the desire so many of us have to make our world a more inclusive place. We are a microcosm of the greater communities that we are a part of, and the changes we make can create positive changes throughout. This conference will focus on the changes we are making, the ways in which you, as participants, are making our world a more inclusive place.

DATE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019

TIME: 8:30am - 5:00pm

REGISTRATION FEE:
Free for SUNY Oneonta Students/Faculty/Staff 
$25.00 Non-SUNY Oneonta Students
$50.00 Non-SUNY Oneonta Faculty/Staff Advisors

LOCATION: SUNY ONEONTA, HUNT COLLEGE UNION

Our keynote this year is Michael Benitez, Ph.D., who is a nationally-acclaimed activist-scholar, practitioner, and educator, with extensive experience in diversity issues in higher education. He is known for his down-to-earth, insightful commentary and critical perspectives on social and cultural issues, addressing areas of social justice education, leadership, intersectionality and identity development, race and ethnic relations, knowledge production, postcolonial thought and critical race theory, and critical pedagogy and practice in higher education. 

Dr. Benitez is co-editor of the anthology, Crash Course: Reflections on the Film “Crash” for Critical Dialogues About Race, Power and Privilege, and has contributed to to online magazines, scholarly databases, books, and journals. His most recent work on supporting faculty of color can be found in AACU’s Liberal Education (2017) , and his work on creating campus community participatory frameworks for difficult conversations and institutional action, in New Directions in Institutional Research (2017). Benitez has been featured in educational documentaries, such as "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity" (2012), and has appeared on talk shows such as Worlds Apart, Hard Knock Radio, and Speak out with Tim Wise.

Part of his success lies in his ability to speak heart-to-heart while bridging theory and scholarly inquiry with everyday life, his use of accessible language that multiple audiences can relate to, and his deep knowledge and practice of innovate equity and inclusion based strategies and approaches to address some of higher education’s more pressing campus climate issues of today, providing multi-context and issue frameworks for empowerment and transformation.
 
You can learn more about Michael at https://www.speakoutnow.org/speaker/michael-benitez-jr
 

Registration fee covers conference, light breakfast snacks, and lunch.
If payment for the conference presents a hardship for you, please contact Faith Tiemann at 607.436.2663 before registering

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