University of Vermont

Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Blackboard Jungle 7 Symposium
March 24 & 28, 2014

Please Register Early - Space is Limited!

Please join us for our 7th annual Blackboard Jungle Symposium on March 24 & 28, 2014.
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Charlayne Hunter-GaultKeynote Kickoff :
Monday, March 24, 2013

In celebration of Women's History, our 2014 Keynote Kickoff speaker will be Charlayne Hunter-Gault, CNN's Former Johannesburg Bureau Chief and Correspondent and Former National Correspondent for PBS for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Author of In My Place, a memoir of her role in the civil rights movement as the first black woman admitted to the University of Georgia.

She will speak on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel.
Book Signing from 5;30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Please join us for an exciting learning day.

Registration and Fee Required ($20 for UVM employees and $30 for non-UVM employees. More registration information to come soon.

Expanding Diversity: Speaking Up, Reaching Out, and Stepping Beyond

The Blackboard Jungle 7 Symposium is designed to support UVM faculty, staff, and all others seeking to develop skills, knowledge, and personal characteristics that support effective and appropriate interactions among different identities across both global and domestic differences. The symposium sessions are dedicated to learning how to work well with others, to effectively manage cross-cultural contact across campus, and to navigate the expanding dimensions of diversity in order to promote inclusive excellence across all environments in our institutions.

Workshops and Panels

  • Fatal Invention: Re-creating Race in the Genomic Age
  • Acts of Discrimination: What Would You Do?
  • Reaching Out: Faculty and Staff Working Together to Support International Students in Higher Education
  • Talking Race: Does Classroom Work About Race, Diversity, and Social Justice Unify or Divide?
  • Addressing Islamophobia: Dispelling Myths to Break Down Barriers
  • Successful Transitions from Combat to the Classroom
  • Walking is Over-Rated!!!
  • Law, Stories, and the Historical Construction of Race
  • Ways of Talking, Ways of Being: Language and Identiy in the Classroom and Beyond

Organized by the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact UVM Conference & Event Services at 802-656-5665

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