January 25, 2014 9:30 a.m.End:
January 25, 2014 4 p.m.Location: L.A. Pittenger Student CenterRegister Now
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
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.