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Elevating the Conversation Diversity & Inclusion Conference at Webster University
2018 Conference Details

A powerful & insightful conference featuring a keynote, a theatrical performance, panel discussions & workshops.

Webster University Main Campus - Luhr Building

The 3rd annual conference was held
February 28 - March 1, 2018

#WebsterInclusion

Nationally Recognized Leaders in Diversity & Inclusion

Dr. Donald M. Suggs

Publisher and Executive Editor of the St. Louis American newspaper

Dr. Suggs is a local civil rights leader and is publisher and executive editor of the St. Louis American newspaper, Missouri’s largest weekly newspaper. The American is the largest independent newspaper in Missouri and one of the largest African-American papers in the nation.

New World

A one-act play by Lee Patton Chiles

A very powerful one-act play by Gitana Productions is pointedly relevant to our community and to the nation. The play is based on interviews with actual refugees living in St. Louis.

2018 Conference Agenda

Wednesday, February 28

All sessions free of charge.

  • 8:30-9:00 am: Registration
  • 9:00-9:15 am: Opening Remarks
  • 9:15-10:30 am: A Conversation with Dr. Donald M. Suggs (Keynote)
  • 10:30-10:45 am: Break
  • 10:45 am-Noon: Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
  • Noon-12:45 pm: Elevated Conversations (Lunch Available w/ Purchase)
  • 12:45-2:00 pm: Reframing Master Narratives of Dis/Ability
  • 2:00-2:15 pm: Break
  • 2:15-3:30 pm: Hate Speech Hate Crimes
  • 3:30-4:30 pm: Examining the Criminal Justice System
  • 4:30-4:45 pm: Closing Remarks

Thursday, March 1

  • 8:30-9:00 am: Registration
  • 9:00-9:15 am: Opening Remarks
  • 9:15-10:30 am: Gender in the Media
  • 10:30-10:45 am: Break
  • 10:45 am-Noon: Hashtag Activism
  • Noon-12:45 pm: Elevated Conversations (Lunch Available w/ Purchase)
  • 12:45-1:30 pm: Unpacking Unconscious Bias
  • 1:30-3:00 pm: NEW WORLD presented by Gitana Productions
  • 3:00-3:15 pm: President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost & COO Julian Z. Schuster (Webster University) | Closing Remarks

From Webster’s inception, we have been an institution that opened worlds that were previously closed to students. Our student body has become increasingly diverse in every way. We are a microcosm of the world across the Webster campus network and within each campus. We look forward to the 4th Annual Conference in 2019 and are planning topics and speakers now.

#WebsterInclusion

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