Symposium on Educational Inclusion

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As a public institution of higher education, Indiana University South Bend is committed to the scholarly exploration of complex ideas, the promotion of critical thinking, and the expansion of perspective. Our mission is to serve all citizens of our region, and this work includes open and honest examination of systemic and campus-based practices that lead to inequitable barriers for individuals from underrepresented demographic groups.

Recently Indiana University has recommitted itself to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), explicitly offering resources and support for research and events focusing on anti-racism initiatives. With this in mind, IU South Bend is proud to present a two-day symposium to engage participants in conversations about the impact of race and racism on educational attainment, experience, and opportunity.

Events

Friday, November 12th 

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Campus Workshop on Diversity, Equity  & Inclusion: What We Can Do to Reduce Barriers and Improve Retention  – Wiekamp Hall, Room 1001

Topics & Speakers:

The IU Anti-Racism Agenda

Dr. Yolanda Treviño, Assistant Vice President of Strategy, Planning, and Assessment, IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs

Barriers and Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in Higher Education

Dr. Marvin Lynn, Portland State University

IU South Bend's Focus on Diversity

Dr. Monica Porter, Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement & Success, IU South Bend

Small-group workshops/discussions in department/unit groups, led by IU South Bend Faculty & Staff

This session is offered in conjunction with the UCET Active Learning Institute

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1:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Bus Tour 

Tour focusing on local spaces and places important to the history of African-American/Black and LatinX communities in South Bend- Led by Dr. Monica Tetzlaff and Dr. Hayley Froysland, Department of History, IU South Bend

Limited seating, please register in advance

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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

What is Critical Race Theory in Education? A Panel Discussion with Nationally-Recognized Researchers Searching for Equity in Schools – (Wiekamp Hall, Room 1001)

Introduction to and clarification of Critical Race Theory in Education. Panel of renowned scholars will answer questions from audience members (questions must be submitted prior to event).

Featuring: Marvin Lynn, Ph.D. (Portland State University); Bryan Brayboy, Ph.D. (Arizona State University); Nicholas Hartlep, Ph.D. (Berea College); Teresa Sosa, Ph.D. (Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis)

Free but ticketed event with virtual option (Limited Seating)

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Saturday, November 13th

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – the Work at IU South Bend: Panel Discussion with IU South Bend Faculty at the Civil Rights Heritage Center

Moderated by Charlotte Pfeifer

Featuring IU South Bend researchers and community-engaged faculty Darryl Heller, Ph.D. (Civil Rights Heritage Center, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies); Marsha Heck, Ed.D. (Department of Secondary & Foundations of Education); Dé Bryant, Ph.D., (Department of Psychology); and Theo Randall, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology & Anthropology)

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Friday, November 12th 

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  

What is Critical Race Theory in Education? A Panel Discussion with Nationally-Recognized Researchers Searching for Equity in Schools – (Wiekamp Hall, Room 1001)

Introduction to and clarification of Critical Race Theory in Education. Panel of renowned scholars will answer questions from audience members (questions must be submitted prior to event).

Featuring: Marvin Lynn, Ph.D. (Portland State University); Bryan Brayboy, Ph.D. (Arizona State University); Nicholas Hartlep, Ph.D. (Berea College); Teresa Sosa, Ph.D. (Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis)

Free but ticketed event with virtual option (Limited Seating)

Register

Saturday, November 13th

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – the Work at IU South Bend: Panel Discussion with IU South Bend Faculty at the Civil Rights Heritage Center

Moderated by Charlotte Pfeifer

Featuring IU South Bend researchers and community-engaged faculty Darryl Heller, Ph.D. (Civil Rights Heritage Center, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies); Marsha Heck, Ed.D. (Department of Secondary & Foundations of Education); Dé Bryant, Ph.D., (Department of Psychology); and Theo Randall, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology & Anthropology)

Register

Friday, November 12th 

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

What is Critical Race Theory in Education? A Panel Discussion with Nationally-Recognized Researchers Searching for Equity in Schools – (Wiekamp Hall, Room 1001)

Introduction to and clarification of Critical Race Theory in Education. Panel of renowned scholars will answer questions from audience members (questions must be submitted prior to event).

Featuring: Marvin Lynn, Ph.D. (Portland State University); Bryan Brayboy, Ph.D. (Arizona State University); Nicholas Hartlep, Ph.D. (Berea College); Teresa Sosa, Ph.D. (Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis)

Free but ticketed event with virtual option (Limited Seating)

Register

Saturday, November 13th

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – the Work at IU South Bend: Panel Discussion with IU South Bend Faculty at the Civil Rights Heritage Center

Moderated by Charlotte Pfeifer

Featuring IU South Bend researchers and community-engaged faculty Darryl Heller, Ph.D. (Civil Rights Heritage Center, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies); Marsha Heck, Ed.D. (Department of Secondary & Foundations of Education); Dé Bryant, Ph.D., (Department of Psychology); and Theo Randall, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology & Anthropology)

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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Professional Development Workshop: Trauma-informed Educational Practices & Meeting the Socio-Emotional Learning needs of K-12 Students at the Civil Rights Heritage Center Practical workshop for area teachers, administrators, school counselors, social workers and other K-12 staff

May earn PGP or CEU points for continuing education/professional development

Led by Elena Mrozinske, Ph.D. (School of Social Work) & Vanessa Kelleybrew, M.S.Ed. (Counseling & Human Services)

Additional facilitators include: Professor Shotunus Peterson, MSW, LCSW; Professor Lindsay Evans MSW, LCSW; and SBCSC Director of African American Services Stephanie Steward-Bridges, MSW

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Prepare for the Symposium

For readings, videos, and other resources on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Critical Race Theory in education, please click the link below. Participate in the Symposium Reading Challenge by completing three readings or viewings of resources in this guide to receive a participant grab bag!

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