Diversity Events October 10 Safe Zone Training - for Students Time: 3-6 p.m. Location: Main Hall 333 Safe Zone is a workshop aimed to increase awareness about heterosexism and homophobia, educate participants about issues pertaining to homosexuality, bisexuality, and gender identity. This workshop may provide you with ideas about how you can combat heterosexism, homophobia, and discrimination and prejudice toward gender variant groups. This workshop aspires to start a dialogue about gender and sexual minorities. Please sign up with Sonia Del Real at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate! October 22 Nick Scott: Professional wheelchair body builder, ballroom dancer and public speaker Time: 7 p.m. Location: Claver Recital Hall More information to follow! October 25 Safe Zone Training - Faculty and Staff Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: Claver Hall 303 Safe Zone is a workshop aimed to increase awareness about heterosexism and homophobia, educate participants about issues pertaining to homosexuality, bisexuality, and gender identity. This workshop may provide you with ideas about how you can combat heterosexism, homophobia, and discrimination and prejudice toward gender variant groups. This workshop aspires to start a dialogue about gender and sexual minorities. Please sign up with Sonia Del Real at email@example.com if you would like to participate! November 1 Dia de los Muertos Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Location: Student Center, Faculty Lounge Faculty and Staff Happy Hour sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Engagement and Inclusion and the Multicultural Faculty and Staff Alliance November 13-15 All the Things We Are: Diversity, Engagement and Inclusion Conference Members of the Regis University Community are invited to attend the 2013 Regis University Diversity, Engagement and Inclusion Conference November 13-15. The conference offers a wide range of topics, embracing the breadth of what “diversity” encompasses and is free but registration is required. Register now Download a call for presentations application. Schedule of Events Wednesday, November 13 11:30 COMMON GROUND Prayer: When I Was Different… St. John Francis Regis Chapel, Newland Prayer Room Noon Welcome Luncheon Invocation by Regis University President Fr. John P. Fitzgibbons, SJ Mountain View Room, Claver Hall 12:45 Opening Keynote: All the Things We Are by Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington Mountain View Room, Claver Hall 1:45 Session with Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington Mountain View Room, Claver Hall 2:45 Concurrent Session 1 Download Concurrent Session Guide 4:00 Cocktails: Faculty and Staff mixer Faculty Lounge Thursday , November 14 8:00 Continental breakfast Mountain View Room, Claver Hall 9:00 Opening Plenary: Who Do You Say We Are? Mountain View Room, Claver Hall 10:30 Concurrent Session 2 Download Concurrent Session Guide Noon Lunch in the Dining Hall 1:30 Concurrent Session 3 Download Concurrent Session Guide 4:00 Now What? A Time for Courageous Conversation with Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington Main Hall 333 5:00 Dinner in the Dining Hall 7:00 Performance: Mixed: A One-Woman Show by Maya Lilly Claver Hall, Recital Hall Friday , November 15 9:00 Allies in Action Breakfast: All the Things We Are Not: Rethinking the Diversity Paradigm with Sivagami Subbaraman, Director LGBTQ Resource Center, Georgetown University Student Center, Faculty Lounge PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY About our Keynote Speakers: Dr. Jamie Washington Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington serves as the President and Founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm based in Baltimore, MD. He is also a senior consultant with The Equity Consulting Group of California, and Elsie Y. Cross and Associates out of Philadelphia. Dr. Washington has served as an educator and administrator in higher education for over 20 years. He most recently served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). He has been an instructor in Sociology, American Studies and Education, and an Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at UMBC. As a native Philadelphian, Dr. Washington earned his B.S. degree in Therapeutic Recreation and Music from Slippery Rock State College, and a double Masters’ of Science degree from Indiana University/Bloomington in Higher Education Administration and Counseling, with a concentration in Human Sexuality. He holds a Ph.D. is in College Student Development, with a concentration in Multicultural Education from the University of Maryland College Park. Dr. Washington completed his Master of Divinity program at Howard University School of Divinity in May of 2004. Dr. Washington has held leadership positions in ACPA, NASPA, ACHUO-I, MACUHO, MCPA, APA, NGLTF, The Campaign to End Homophobia and the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum. Dr. Washington is a Lead faculty member with the LeaderShape Institute and the National Certified Student Leader Program, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key, Alpha Phi Omega, Phi Delta Kappa, education Honorary, and a Life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He has over 30 years of experience in music ministry, is an ordained minister and currently serves as an Associate Minister at Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore. Rev. Dr. Washington sees himself as an instrument of change. He works everyday to help people find the best in themselves and others. Dr. Washington will deliver the opening keynote, entitles All the Things We Are at this year’s Diversity, Engagement and Inclusion conference. He will also lead a continued session of his talk and will facilitate Thursday’s discussion Now What? A Time for Courageous Conversation. Sivagam Subbaraman Sivagami (Shiva) Subbaraman is Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center at Georgetown University. She has worked extensively across differing communities and groups, and to weave LGBTQ into the larger tapestry of the Georgetown Community. Before coming to Georgetown University, she worked as Associate Director at the office of LGBT Equity and as Assistant Director at the Office of Human Relations programs at the University of Maryland. Additionally, she has taught at Macalester College, Drake University, and the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Her areas of research interests are US women of color literature, culture, and feminist theories. An active feminist, Subbaraman is on the board of several feminist community organizations. Additionally, she regularly gives talks at national conferences and is a member of The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and the Modern Languages Association. Ms. Subbaraman will deliver the talk at year’s Diversity, Engagement and Inclusion conference closing event, the Allies in Action Breakfast.