William & Mary

2nd Annual Diversity Symposium - October 14, 2017

Contact:  Chon Glover, Chief Diversity Officer at wfglov@wm.edu or 221-7940


Featured Speaker: Dr. Judy Kertész, "It's Not Just Black and White: Understanding the Breadth & Depth of Diversity and Inclusion"

Full Description

Dr. Judy KertészJudy Kertész is an Assistant Professor of History at North Carolina State University who specializes in the intersections of Native American and African American history, Early American history and Public history. Much of her research focuses on constructions of indigeneity, as well as silences and asymmetries in the historical record. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Ford Foundation, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, American Philosophical Society, Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, and Dartmouth’s School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.
Given her abiding interest in the perceptual gaps between how academics think and narrate history and competing public narratives of this nation’s past, Judy Kertész has curated a number of museum exhibits, most notably, “IndiVisible: African-Native Lives in the Americas” for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian."

Workshops Include:

  • Including Neurodiversity - Dr. Karin Wulf, William & Mary
  • Hate Speech vs. Free Speech: Divergent Dialogues - Dr. Mac Guerrero, Ohio State University
  • Achieving True Inclusion: Understanding & Respecting Intersectionality - Charm Bullard, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
  • Teaching and Facilitating Difficult Topics in the Classroom - Dr. Mekbib Gemeda, EVMS
  • 50th Anniversary of African American Students in Residence: Reflections - Viola Baskerville, '73, Sacha Thompson, '97 '06, Jeanette Snider, '09

Who Should Attend?

The second annual Diversity & Inclusion Symposium will be a day-long event focused on advancing the conversation on diversity & inclusion within higher education. The day will feature a keynote address, round- table discussions, and panels covering the most pressing diversity and inclusion issues facing universities. Faculty and staff, especially those who have roles related to advancing diversity initiatives with their departments, administrators on diversity committees, or positions related to access, support, and retention for students, faculty, and staff. The symposium is free thanks to a generous gift from Ernst & Young. Participants must register in advance. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm (registration begins at 8:30am)

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To register, go to http://forms.wm.edu/27394 by October 6th. Space is limited.

Location: School of Education