Unity Week Diversity Symposium

Start: January 25, 2014 9:30 a.m.
End: January 25, 2014 4 p.m.
Location: L.A. Pittenger Student Center
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Barry Hawkins
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You are invited to attend the 2nd annual Unity Week Diversity Symposium. The mission of the Unity Week Diversity Symposium is to celebrate diversity by bringing together Ball State students, faculty and staff to learn more about themselves and others as multicultural beings.

This year's theme is "Mosaic: Connecting the Pieces." Every person has a story. Our stories are unique, powerful, shaped by past experiences and driven by current challenges. As a result, the goal of this year's symposium is to help participants: construct meaning from ideas and concepts related to diversity and inclusion; explore unique human experiences that make up the human experience; understand the intersection of socially and culturally constructed identities based on race, ethnicity, gender/gender expression, sexuality, class, age, ability and religion; and develop ways to build an inclusive community at Ball State.

As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to attend workshop sessions related to diversity and presented by faculty, staff, and students of Ball State University. The keynote speakers are Melinda Messineo, chairperson of the Department of Sociology/associate professor of sociology, and Ro-Anne Royer Engle, director of the Multicultural Center.

This year's workshop sessions will engage a variety of subjects including: disability, living with sexually transmitted infections, LGBT issues, foreign and racial identity and affairs, fashion trends, leadership, individualism, mediated masculinity, human trafficking, the workplace, language and minorities.

Online registration will be open through 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2014. Feel free to share this information with your students, colleagues and friends.