Be Bold: Learning. Unlearning. Relearning. - 5th Annual Diversity Summit

TitleDiversity Summit Day 1
DateThursday, November 7th, 2019 from 1:00pm to 8:00pm (ET)
AddressMarvin Center, 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Number of Registrants671 out of ∞
Registration OpensAugust 14, 2019 at 1:33pm
Registration ClosesNovember 7, 2019 at 8:00pm or or when space runs out.
Event Description

November 7-8, 2019

The 5th Annual Diversity Summit, presented by the Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, aims to create a space for attendees to engage in critical, thoughtful, and challenging dialogue to inform how we understand ourselves, the larger landscape of higher education, and ways to continue building the most inclusive campus climates on individual and communal levels.

The annual summit features workshops, lectures, panels, and poster presentations on a variety of diversity-related topics, including race and racism, bias, sexuality and gender, and religion, faith, spirituality, and beliefs, and more.

We invite attendees to bring their full selves into the space in order to think in deeper and more complex ways about these foci areas.

Please email the Diversity Summit Committee at or call (202) 994-7434 with any questions.

To get tickets for the keynote, featuring MJ Rodriguez click here.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer and spread the word, sign up here.

Schedule Overview

Thursday, November 7th
*All  Concurrent Sessions Will Take Place on the Marvin Center 3rd Floor*

  • 12:30pm-1:00pm - Registration Opens
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm - Concurrent Sessions 1
    • Inclusive Leadership for Group Effectiveness, Room 307 *ELS*
    • The Multicultural Cafe, Room 308
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm - Concurrent Sessions 2
    • Making Peace with Trauma, Room 308
    • Being the "First": Roles and Responsibilities of "Diverse" Leadership in the Academy and the Role of Champion, Room 310
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm - Concurrent Sessions 3
    • Decolonizing the GWU Experience: Reflections from Black Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Room 307
    • Beyond Black and White: Race in the World, Room 308 *program begins at 3:40pm*
    • Disability and Accessibility 101, Room 310 *ELS*
  • 5:30pm - Doors Open for Keynote Speaker (Lisner Auditorium)
  • 6:00pm - Keynote Speaker - MJ Rodriguez
  • 7:30pm - Reception with Keynote Speaker (Marvin Center Great Hall)

Friday, November 8th
*All Concurrent Sessions Will Take Place on the Marvin Center 3rd Floor*

  • All Day
    • Hospitality, Rooms 301 and 302
    • Diversity Summit Posters, Room 309
    • Quiet Space - Reflection/Prayer/Meditation, Room 413-414
    • Business Center, Room 402-404
  • 8:30am- Registration Opens
  • 9:30am-10:30am - Concurrent Sessions 4 
    • Facing Anti-Semitism On and Off Campus, Amphitheater
    • Identity 101: A Beginner's Guide to Diversity, Inclusion in Action, and Self-Reflection, Room 307
    • Our University Embraces Religion and Spirituality! Images, Discoveries, Strategies, and Next Evolutionary Steps, Room 308
    • Cross-Class Competency at GWU: How Our Class Influences Our Culture and How We Interact with Each Other on Campus, Room 310
    • Navigating Through Challenging Spaces as Your Authentic Self: Tools to Feel Empowered When Encountering Ignorance, Room 311
  • 10:45am-11:45am - Concurrent Sessions 5
    • How to Make Sense with Persistence: Influential Factors for Underrepresented Students and Their Successes, Room 307
    • Give Me Your Spoons: Living with an Invisible Disability at GW, Room 308
    • Trailblazing the Path Forward - Diverse Leaders in Entrepreneurship, Room 310
    • Managing Learning Environment Disruptions through Restorative Practices and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Room 311
    • The Righteous Miss: Inclusivity in the Environmental Movement On and Off Campus, Amphitheater
  • 12:00pm - 1:45pm - Lunch & Panel: Confronting White Supremacy
    • Dr. Rory Kramer, Associate Professor of Sociology at Villanova University whose research focused on the physical and social boundaries between races in the United States
    • Kenrya Rankin, Editorial Director at Colorlines & Author of How We Fight White Supremacy
    • Ruby Corado, Founder & Director of Casa Ruby
    • Dr. Stephen John Quaye, Associate Professor at the Ohio State University; Led the creation of the ACPA Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization 
    • Moderated by Iselin Gambert, professor of legal writing at the GW Law School whose scholarship examines manifestations of sexism, racism, and speciesism through US legal theory and society
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm - Concurrent Sessions 6
    • Does Self-Care Get us Liberated? Room 307
    • Old Town Road: How Microaggressions Can Affect Well-Being in the Workplace, Room 308
    • Military Culture Workshop, Room 310
    • We Aren't Voiceless, You Just Haven't Been Listening, Room 311
  • 3:15pm-4:15pm - Concurrent Sessions 7
    • A Balancing Act: A Film Analysis Examining the Intersection of Athletic Identity and Racial Identity, Room 307
    • Talking Back: Confronting Standard English, Room 308
    • Women's Leadership in Higher Education, Amphitheater
  • 4:15pm-5:00pm - Marvin Center Amphitheater
    • A Conversation About the Colonial with Student Leaders of the Anything But Colonial Coalition
  • 4:15pm-5:00pm - Poster Session - Room 309
    • A GameStop: A Look Into the Relationships with Video Games and Gender
    • Black Women, Radical Love, and the Black Radical Imagination
    • Bootylicious: The Reclamation of Black Femininity and Sexuality
    • GW Votes: Engaging All Students in the Democratic Process
    • Making Thinking Visible: Museum Education Graduate Students Engaged with DEAI
    • Sembrandp Poder
    • Votes for All: Women of Color and the Suffrage Movement
  • 5:00pm-6:30pm - Closing Reception: Living Boldly

Full schedule can be found here.

Location: Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052


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