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Date: July 16-18, 2014

Location: Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Conference Theme:
Diversity in Retrospect: Understanding Our Past to Create Our Future
Civil Rights milestones, like the recent commemoration of the March on Washington and the upcoming anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, inspire contemporary optimism toward achieving equality. But ongoing concerns about access to college for historically underprivileged communities, and the vulnerability of diversity affairs, remind us that higher education still strives to fulfill its promise as a social equalizer. 2014’s theme, “Diversity in Retrospect: Understanding Our Past to Create Our Future,” provides opportunities for higher education professionals, from academic and student affairs, to reflect on the historical victories and ongoing challenges that define multicultural educational efforts in multiple sectors of higher education. 

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Tentative Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

3-6pm          Room Check-In

2-5:30          Preconference Workshops

5:30-8pm      Conference Registration   

6-7pm          Welcome and Dinner       

7-9pm          Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop

9-11pm        Social/Networking

Thursday, July 17, 2014

8-8:45am       Continental Breakfast/Registration

9-10:15am     Plenary Session and Keynote

10:30am-12pm Concurrent Sessions:

12-12:45 pm  LUNCH

1-2pm          Plenary Session/Panel Discussion

2:15-3:45pm Concurrent Sessions:

4-5pm   Concurrent Sessions:

6-10pm  Dinner and Entertainment

Friday, July 18, 2014

8-9am   Breakfast

9:15-10:15am  Concurrent Sessions:

10:30-12  Concurrent Sessions:

12-1pm Closing Luncheon


Conference Keynote Speakers:


Dr. Jennifer DeCoste, Assistant Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, University of Wisconsin-Platteville.



Dr. Lisa Jo Epstein, Founder of Gas and Electric Arts and Theatre of the Oppressed Educator.



Dr.Herman Beavers, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies (Graduate and Undergraduate Chair), University of Pennsylvania.





Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership at Temple University.

Conference Planning Committee Members:

  • Tiffenia Archie, Director, Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership,Temple University, 215-204-9213, tarchie@temple.edu
  • E. Alan Zellner, Social Equity and Multicultural Affairs Officer, Mansfield University,  570-662-4071, ezellner@mansfield.edu
  • Jacqueline Irving, Director, Multicultural Student Initiatives & W. Wilson Goode Scholars Program, Eastern University, 610-341-5872, jirving@eastern.edu
  • Vincent Stephens, Director, Office of Multicultural Student Services, Bucknell University, vls008@bucknell.edu
  • Cherylyn Rush, Director, Multicultural Education Coorindator, Multicultural & International Center, LaSalle University, 215-951-1949, rush@lasalle.edu
  • Tchet Dereic Dorman, Director, Center for Social Justice andMulticultural Education, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership,Temple University, 215-204-5509, tchet@temple.edu





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