Power in Diversity Leadership Conference - Multicultural Student Services

Keynote Speakers 2017

Sun Yung Shin

Sun Yung Shin

Sun Yung Shin will speak on the topic "Strength in Diversity: Multiple Roles for Student Leaders in Movements for Social Change" on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Sun Yung Shin is the author or editor of six books: Unbearable Splendor (poetry/essay); Rough, and Savage (poetry); Skirt Full of Black (poetry); A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota (essays); Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption (essays); and Cooper’s Lesson (bilingual illustrated book for children). A licensed K-12 public school educator, she has an M.A. in Teaching from University of St. Thomas, a B.A. in English from Macalester College, and is pursuing an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. She teaches or has taught English and creative writing at University of St. Catherine, Hamline University, Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, the Loft Literary Center, Intermedia Arts, the Perpich Center for Arts Education, and elsewhere. As an artist she has received grants from the Bush Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the McKnight Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation. Originally from South Korea and then Chicagoland, Boston, Pittsburgh, and St. Paul, she now lives in south Minneapolis.

Jill Magelssen

Jill Magelssen

Jill Magelssen will speak on the topic "Achieving Competitive Separation" on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Jill Magelssen, SHRM-SCP, Staffing Industry Professional, is the Owner of the Express Employment Professional office in St. Cloud MN since 2005. Prior to Express, Jill spent 19 years at an international Staffing Corporation managing a Midwest territory with seven offices and 40 direct reports focused on providing customized services to clients and associates. Jill is a graduate of Illinois State University and most recently completed SHRM-Senior Certified Professional designation. Currently Jill is attending Express Leadership Academy, with a certificate completion in 2018. Community involvement is important to Jill and includes Past President and Summertime By George Executive Committee Member at Rotary Club St. Cloud, Steans Benton Workforce Development Board Chair, Board Member & President Elect –Central MN Council of Boy Scouts, SCSU Herberger Business Advisory Council, Forum of Executive Women Past President, St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce Past Board Member and event organizer for Senior Dinner with Santa since 2008. Passionate for providing creative staffing resources for her clients and associates, Jill and her team work to make a difference every day in the lives of those they touch in Central Minnesota.

Ilyasah Shabazz

Ilyasah Shabazz

UPDATE: Due to unforseen circumstances, Ilyasah Shabazz’s 7 p.m. Jan. 27 address has been canceled.

Ilyasah Shabazz will share her story and the legacies of her parents on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Ritsche Auditorium, Stewart Hall.

Ilyasah promotes higher education for at-risk youth, interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, and she participates on international humanitarian delegations. She also served twelve years on the Executive Youth Board in the City of Mount Vernon where she was raised, including appointments as Director of Public Relations, Director of Public Affairs and Special Events, and Director of Cultural Affairs. Ilyasah serves as a Trustee for the Harlem Symphony Orchestra, The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, and The Malcolm X Foundation. She is a member of the Arts Committee for the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center and a project advisor for PBS award-winning Prince Among Slaves documentary. She holds a Master of Science in Education and Human Resource Development from Fordham University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from SUNY/New Paltz, and is currently an adjunct professor at John Jay College for Criminal Justice in New York City.

Darryl Bellamy

Darryl Bellamy

Darryl Bellamy will speak on the topic "Fearless Leadership—Conquering Your Fears to Lead Out-Front" on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Darryl Bellamy of Bellamy Inspires has traveled the country inspiring students to conquer their fears and self-doubt to lead on campus and in life. Darryl has collected and read thousands of fears from students and uses them to better address students’ roadblocks. Earlier this year Darryl released the highly rated book, Waking Up Chase, One Student’s Journey to Awakening His Potential, which is now used as a common read in various classrooms. While an undergraduate, Darryl was a well-rounded student leader who overcame his own fears to receive multiple awards, participate in two corporate internships and run for student body office. He now uses those experiences to help students thrive.

Nausheena Hussain

Nausheena Hussain

Nausheena Hussain will speak on the topic "Muslim Women Rising" on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Nausheena Hussain is the co-founder and executive director of a new platform to empower women in her community known as Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE). She is dedicated to building a movement to address leadership development, increasing community engagement, and creating a philanthropic legacy for change. In 2014, she was appointed as a Commissioner on the Charter Commission for the city of Brooklyn Park. She volunteers on the Brooklyn Park Coalition of Communities of Color, has served as an election judge, and was a 2016 Minnesota Delegate at the Democratic National Convention. Her philanthropic work includes service on the Advancement Committee for the Charities Review Council and the Headwaters Foundation for Justice Community Innovation and Social Change Fund committee. Nausheena is a co-founder and former board member of the Brooklyn Park Islamic Center. She volunteers at Al-Amal School and in 2014, received the Parent Volunteer of the Year Award. She also volunteers on the Al-Maghrib's Impact team, and at the food shelf for Building Blocks of Islam. In 2004, Nausheena cofounded the Muslim Youth Leadership Award and served on its board of directors. She is a fellow graduate from the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, Studio/E entrepreneurial program and is a 2016 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow. Nausheena was named the 2012 Catalytic Leader by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. She graduated from the University of Minnesota cum laude with her MBA in Marketing and Healthcare Administration.