Dealing with Difference Institute

2013 Dealing with Difference Institute Schedule

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Western Illinois University Multicultural Center, Murray Street / Dr. C. T. Vivian Way

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.      Program Overview: Dr. Janice Welsch, Co-Director, Expanding Cultural Diversity Project, Western Illinois University

                                        Welcome: Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, Provost and Academic Vice President

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.     Presenter:  Dr. Ann Russo, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, DePaul University, Chicago

                                       Presentation: Cultivating Accountability: Building Community and Solidarity Across Power Lines

                                       Moderator: Ms. Pamela Bowman, Director of Human Resources, Western Illinois University

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.     Refreshment Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Presenter: Dr. Barbara Ransby, Director of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago

                                       Presentation: Many Ways of Knowing: Alternative Archives, Insurgent Epistemologies, and Black Women’s Lives

                                       Moderator: Dr. Aimee Shouse, Chair, Women’s Studies, Western Illinois University

4:10 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.     Session: TBA

6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.     Dinner: Earl Bracey & Colleagues (Alumni House, Adams & Ward)

7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.     Protests and Inspiration on Vinyl

                                       DJ:  Dr. James La Prad, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Illinois University

                                       Moderator: Dr. Ronald Williams, Assistant Vice President, Western Illinois University


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Multicultural Center

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.     Light Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Presenter: Dr. James A. Banks, Founding Director of the Center for Multicultural Education, University of Washington, Seattle

                                       Presentation: Diversity in America: Challenges and Opportunities for Educating Citizens in Global Times

                                       Moderator: Dr. Jack Thomas, President, Western Illinois University

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Presenter: Dr. Paul Gorski, Associate Professor of Integrative Studies, George Mason University

                                        Presentation and Workshop: Creating an Equitable Learning and Working Environment: An Equity Literacy Approach

                                        Moderator: Dr. Gloria Delany Barmann, Department of Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Illinois University

12:55 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.   Lunch (University Union Grand Ballroom)

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.     Panel: Community Responsibility and Effective Education

                                       Panelists: Dr Diane Nyhammer, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Rock Valley College, Rockford; Dr. Barbara Ransby,

                                       Professor of History, African American Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago;

                                      Mr. Shaka Rawls, Visiting Professor of Education, Purdue University, Calumet, and a member of the Latino Quad Cities

                                      community (to be confirmed)

                                      Moderator: Dr. J. Q. Adams, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Illinois University, Co-Director, Expanding Cultural

                                      Diversity Project

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Evaluations & 20th Anniversary Celebration