School of Education faculty, students, and alumni present at 2021 Diversity Symposium

Editor’s note: To view recordings of the 2021 Diversity Symposium Sessions including the Education Strand, please access them on the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence Diversity Symposium YouTube Channel.

Diversity Symposium info graphicRegistration is now open for the 2021 Diversity Symposium at Colorado State University. The symposium is October 25-29 and will be offered virtually to maintain public safety precautions and accessibility standards.

In addition to sponsoring the Education Strand on Thursday, October 28, the School of Education is well-represented throughout the four-day symposium. Find the full schedule on the Office of Inclusive Excellence website.

Monday, Oct. 25

12:15–1:45 p.m. session

A Discussion on the Current Assault on Critical Race Theory

Presented by Fleurette King, Higher Education Leadership student and Student Affairs in Higher Education instructor

2–3:30 p.m. session

Supporting CSU Students who are Undocumented – From Campus to Post COVID to Career

Presented by Amy Cailene, Connie Jaime-Lujan, John Henderson, Penny Gonzales-Soto, and Susana Muñoz, HEL faculty

Tuesday, Oct. 26

12–1:30 p.m. session

Seeing the Unseen: Exploring Aspects of Blindness, Identity, Culture, and Experience

Presented by Joe Tiner, Adult Education and Training alum

2–3:30 p.m. session

Creating Equitable and Decolonized Campus Spaces

Presented by Vigor Lam, HEL student, and Mark Kamimura-Jiménez

Wednesday, Oct. 27

9–10:30 a.m. Session

Latinx Student Experience at CSU

Presented by Dora Frias, SAHE alum, Michelle Cadena, Kacee Collard Jarnot, Jose Hernandez, SAHE student

12–1:30 p.m. CSU Inspire session

Expanding Gendered Possibilities in Higher Education

Kari Dockendorff, HEL faculty

1:45–3:15 p.m. session

How High School Students with Limited Access to Mentoring in Veterinary Medicine Received College Credit and Experiential Learning ZOETIS, CVMBS and Alliance Summer Institute

Presented by Luisanny Perez, Christianne Magee, Patricia Vigil, Olivia Arnold, Wade Ingle, and Heather Hall, AET alum

3:30–4:45 p.m. session

Advising and Decolonizing Research: The Ebony and Ivory Relationship

Presented by Laurie Carlson, Counseling and Career Development faculty, Dr. B Nathan, HEL alum, and Rashida Love, HEL student

Thursday, Oct. 28 – Education Strand

The Thursday sessions of the Diversity Symposium highlight the School of Education Strand – a series of sessions geared towards educators and instructors, but open to everyone!

9–10:30 a.m. session

Diversity in Literacy Instruction

Presented by Leah Day, English Education student

1:15–2:45 p.m. session

Refusing to “Return to Normal”: Lessons from the COVID Racism Environmental and Disinformation Pandemics

Presented by Louise Jennings, Education, Equity and Transformation faculty, Ross Atkinson, EET student, Nicole Lamb, EET student, Aleandra Pinder, EET student, Corinne Singleton, EET student, and Lauren Vilen, EET student

3–4:30 p.m. session

Youth and Veteran Populations: What does Critical Empowerment Look Like

Presented by Ross Atkinson, EET student, and Louise Jennings

Pre-recorded sessions

To provide a variety of content for maximum accessibility, 12 sessions have been pre-recorded and will be made available for autonomous participation beginning October 22.

Inclusive Teaching & Classroom Professional Development: Equity Educator Options

Losing to Win: Anti-Transgender Legislation in Sport & Society

Racial Battle Fatigue in Higher Education

Presented by Fleurette King

The School of Education is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.