Equity and Inclusion Leadership Symposium

Important Information

What: 2017 Equity and Inclusion Leadership Symposium

Where: VCU Academic Learning Commons
1000 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, Va.

When: Friday, August 18, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lunch will be on your own.
Click here for a list of locations.

Public parking will be available the day of the event
Click here for more info. The West Main Street Deck is the closest to the venue).

RSVP to the event here.

Inquiries can be sent to the Symposium Chair, Austin Higgs, at inclusive@vcu.edu.

Please click the links to download the agenda and a list of presentation summaries‌.

Post questions and comments using #MakeInclusionReal during the event.

You are invited to attend The Division for Inclusive Excellence’s 2017 Equity and Inclusion Leadership Symposium (EILS 2017).

Connecting VCU’s commitment to diversity with significant, material action, the Division for Inclusive Excellence invites the VCU Community to attend this symposium and engage the breakout presentations that involve our already active and compassionate community. The range of sessions will be cross-disciplinary, in order to uniquely examine and engage the community around emerging and challenging topics in diversity, inclusion, equity and access.

EILS is free and open to the VCU and VCU Health communities.

Congratulations to the EILS session presenters! 

  • Paula McMahon (Equity and Access Services)
    “Cultural factors impacting disability disclosure in the workplace”
  • Fatima M. Smith and Kaylin Tingle (Wellness Resource Center)
    “Straddling the line between bravery and burnout: Advocacy in your marginalized identity”
  • Kimberly Matthews (VCU LEAD)
    “Each One, Teach One: Success stories of African-American male doctoral completers”
  • Mia Liadis and Kaylin Tingle (Wellness Resource Center)
    “Creating supportive spaces on campus for LGBTQIA+ survivors of violence”
  • Carlton Goode (University Academic Advising)
    “Retaining African-American males in college: Hands up! Stop! WAIT, Do I belong here? Retaining African-American Males”
  • Sarah Golding (Biology) and Joyce Lloyd (School of Medicine)
    “Addressing disparities in the biomedical workforce: A work in progress”
  • Jill Blondin and Rachel Gable (VCU Globe)
    “Building equity and inclusion through intercultural competency skills”
  • Chelsea Russell, Morgan Jacobs and Troy Carter (ACE-IT)
    “Intellectual and developmental diversity at VCU: VCU ACE-IT in College”
  • Logan Vetrovec and Amy Taloma (Health Sciences Diversity)
    “Big pipeline partnerships can enhance student success”
  • Faedah Totah (World Studies) and Emily Williams (Focused Inquiry)
    “Minority faculty and the classroom”
  • Shelli Fowler (University College)
    “Transforming Our Praxis: Strategies for inclusive and engaged teaching and learning”
  • Erin White (VCU Libraries), Lisa Webb and Carol Ann Irby (Health Sciences)
    “Inclusive recruiting strategies” 

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