Power in Diversity Leadership Conference - Multicultural Student Services

Workshop Proposal (RFP)

Over the past few years our country has been divided by numerous issues and this has had a significant impact on our nation. Recently, the murder of George Floyd directly devastated our students and our communities. Our theme, Unleash Justice, invites presenters to explore and discuss justice issues facing communities of color and oppressed groups. Please submit a title and brief description of a workshop proposal(s).

Keynote speakers Yusef Salaam, a member of the Central Park Five, will open the conference and share his journey and personal experiences fighting for justice. Crystal Leigh Endsley, activist and professor of Africana Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, will facilitate a full-conference racial caucusing activity and then close the conference with a keynote address. We have also invited Minnesota State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra to provide the lunchtime address prior to the Diversity Job and Internship Fair. This is a great opportunity for students and employers to think critically about the relationship of equity, education and employment along with the roles of each as we continue to work to close the achievement gap.

Proposal deadline: Monday, January 11

St. Cloud State University and partnering institutions will host the 12th annual virtual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference January 29-30, 2021.

Presenter target audience: college students from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Workshops are selected based on their integration of the conference theme, Unleash Justice, and relevance to issues of justice we are facing in our communities.

  • Concurrent 60-75 minute workshop presentation sessions will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11 a.m. and from 1 - 5  p.m.
  • Workshop presenters are not compensated
  • Workshop presenters are encouraged to supply their own evaluations, if applicable
  • Selected presenters will be notified via email Monday, January 4, 2021
  • Presenter confirmations due by noon Friday, January 15, 2021

Thank you for your interest in presenting a workshop at the 2021 Power in Diversity Leadership conference!

Contact: Angie Witte, Program Coordinator, alwitte@stcloudstate.edu or 320-308-3950

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