2021 Diversity and Inclusion Conference
How to Effect Change in Our Sphere of Influence
Sponsored by the ASU Staff Council
April 8-9, 2021
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The ASU Staff Council is proud to sponsor the 1st Annual Conference on Diversity and Inclusion at the university. Our goal is to provide a venue for not only the exchange of innovative ideas but also to facilitate competent and impactful action plans to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in our respective areas of influence. It is our aim to respond to President Crow’s call to action for socially transformative best practices. In essence, all individuals must be afforded equity, justice, human rights, and freedom whether it be on our campuses or across the nation. To effect change at this level, it's critically important to get to know one’s neighbor and foster respect for those of different backgrounds and experiences.
A host of presenters have signed up to share what works in their colleges, departments and organizations. When we look back a year from now, we hope that there will be many products, initiatives, and programs implemented as a result of this conference. These efforts are of critical importance. At ASU, we plan to be leaders in effecting change for all to obtain fair treatment under the law and human rights as ratified in the Constitution. This conference is one of many steps towards that end.
Often conferences and trainings focus on bringing awareness to social issues. While awareness is key to moving forward when making change, we often get stuck at this step. It is our belief that we must forge past awareness to action. We intend to have presenters prepared to offer practical steps for attendees to effectively make changes in their spheres of influence while working and living with people who may not look like them or believe the same way they do. With our intent clearly defined, we welcome those groups of people who have historically had a limited voice. These groups include but are not limited to the following: Black and African, LGBTQIA, Disabled, Native American, Latinx, Veteran, Women’s, and Asian communities.
Venue: This conference will be held virtually via ZOOM
Dates and Times
- Day 1 – Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 12 noon -5pm
- Day 2 – Friday, April 9, 2021 – 8am-12 noon
- Breakout Sessions
- Keynote Speaker (at the End)
- Raffle for door prizes (funding request being submitted. Donations also welcome.