Thursday, November 15, 2018

Stockton to Hold Diversity Issues in Higher Education Event

Stockton to Hold Diversity Issues in Higher Education Event

Ryan Kennedy | Contributing Writer

Guest Speaker Wayne Boatwright

On November 16th, Stockton University will be holding an all day event to tackle the ideas of diversity in higher education. The conference will go from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the University Campus Center.

Every year the event is given a different theme and this years theme focuses on the ideas of Diversity and Inclusion. To begin the event there will be a speaking event by Wayne Boatwright, who is the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Hackensack Medecin Wealth.

After the events and some words from the Stockton President Harvey Kesselman himself,

there will be four workshops available for attending titled: Safe Spaces: Hate Crimes and Violence, a Political Landscape Shaping Diversity & Inclusion Engagement, Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion, and Call and Respond: Dealing With Social Issues on Campus.

For 18 years the American Conference on Diversity has partnered with New Jersey's leading institutions to hold these events. The event is open to the public and the starting admission stands at 65 dollars, however, fortunate Stockton students can show their ID for a discount that makes their admission to be 35 dollars instead. Student Nauera Abou Abdou, 19, said that she is has “heard about the event in one of her classes and was interested in attending the event.”

There is also expected to be members and representatives from the United Black Student Society, a club which tackles issues and creates programs to address issues related to student minority life. Another likely club that will be represented would be Los Latinos Unidos, a club which strives to enhance the presence of the Latino community around Stockton.

This would be a great event to meet different clubs and experience different workshops. Nearing the end of the program, there will be an area available for another workshop event titled “Student Panel Discussion: Stories Worth Telling.” “I think this [“Student Panel Discussion: Stories Worth Telling.” workshop] will be the most interesting part of the event” (Abou Abdou).

The ending event of the night is held to allow all attending students and staff to speak of personal experiences that they have had to create a “feed” of stories about living as a minority in college life. Any questions can be referred to Diane D’Amicio, Director of News and Media Relations at her email; @Diane.D’ The event is advertised for on the University’s website with all information regarding the event to encourage all students and staff to attend.

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