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Elevating the Conversation Diversity & Inclusion Conference at Webster University

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

February 28 - March 1, 2018

Webster University Main Campus - Luhr Building

#WebsterInclusion

Featuring 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

This very powerful one-act play is being remounted for the third time by Gitana Productions due to its popularity and relevance 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 are free of charge. Lunch is available for purchase.

  • 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 for 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 for 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.

#WebsterInclusion

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