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14th Annual Race, Gender, and Sexuality Student Conference

Tiffany Dena Loftin

"A Change You Can Believe In: Racial Justice and Student Activism on College Campuses"

March 2, 2018 | 12:30pm-6:00pm | Davis Center Silver Maple Ballroom

Featuring Afi Ahmadi ‘93, Phillip Gonzalas ‘91, Allan Urgent ‘93 and Tiffany Dena Loftin (facilitator)

Tiffany Dena Loftin is the National Director of Youth and College at the NAACP. Her primary focus is organizing Black millennials by training, mobilizing and developing new leaders to address and win racial and economic justice issues locally and around the world. Before working at the NAACP, she served as the racial justice organizer for the AFL-CIO where she trained thousands of union workers in grassroots organizing and coordinated the national accountability sessions with international leadership across the country. Tiffany has also served as White House Commissioner for President Barack Obama, was a political analyst for News One Now with TV One, and served as President of the United States Students Association. Tiffany is dedicated to the holistic liberation of her community and the belief that everyone has a talent that can change the world. She has been a national voice for education, voting rights, and racial and economic justice and has created institutional organizing structures to promote and protect real people power. Tiffany was raised in Los Angeles, CA and attended the University of California, Santa Cruz.

CRES and GSWS thank the following sponsors: President Tom Sullivan, The Office of the Provost, The Office of Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Sciences, Department of Student Life, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Humanities Center, Department of Economics, Department of History, Department of English, Honors College, Center for Cultural Pluralism, Diversity, Engagement & Professional Development, and the College of Education & Social Services. Paid public parking is available in the Jeffords Visitor's Lot. Free parking is available after 3:30pm in the Jeffords Lot. To request ADA accommodations for this event please contact University Event Services or 802-656-5665 ext.3 in advance of the event.

Presented by the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Vermont in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Waterman Takeovers