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Diversity Challenge

October 24-25, 2014


Please join us for the 14th Annual Diversity Challenge: 

Racial or Ethnic Discrimination across the Lifespan


Each year the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) addresses a racial or cultural issue that could benefit from a pragmatic, scholarly, or grassroots focus through its Diversity Challenge conference.  The theme of Diversity Challenge 2014 is Racial or Ethnic Discrimination across the Lifespan.  The two-day conference includes panel discussions, symposia, workshops, structured discussions, poster sessions and individual presentations by invited experts in education, administration, research, menthal health, and community activism.

Additionally, we are pleased to bring you a distinguished panel of Invited Speakers:

  • Hector Adames, Psy.D. - Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Donna Bivens, Boston Busing/Desegregation Project
  • Nayeli Chavez-Duenas, Ph.D. - Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Frederick Gibbons, Ph.D. - University of Connecticut
  • Debbiesiu Lee, Ph.D. - University of Miami
  • Michael Lindsey, Ph.D., MSW, MPH - Silver School of Social Work, New York University
  • Nancy Lopez, Ph.D. - University of New Mexico
  • Ann Moritz, Ph.D. - Moritz Advisory Group
  • Helen Neville, Ph.D. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Anmol Santiani, Ph.D. - DePaul University

Be a part of this year's Challenge by registering for our October 24-25, 2014 conference.  Registration fees are as follows:





Registered On or Before 09/26/14

Registered On or After 9/27/14

Onsite Payment by Check Only

Regular Attendee




Current Student





Current Boston College Student

$65 $85 $105
Boston College Faculty





Continuing Education Credits (CE's)  will be offered through the Massachusetts Psychological Association. Attendees may purchase 6 CE credits for $40 or 12 CE credits for $80.





 RegistrationRegister Online

Please note there is an additional $20 charge for onsite registration.


Participants - Please find information below that will help you to enhance your Diversity Challenge experience:



Diversity Challenge sessions will be presented in several buildings:  Yawkey Center, Campion Hall, Cushing Hall, and McGuinn Hall.  Participants should park in the Beacon Street Garage, 3rd floor.  Parking is available for $25 on Friday and $5 per exit on Saturday.  Complete visitor parking information can be found at BC's Transporation website.  View a map of the Boston College campus to view the building and garage locations.



Conference Check-In and a Continental Breakfast will take place in the Murray Room in Yawkey Hall each day from 8:15-9:00am.  You will receive a name badge and Conference Program listing the concurrent sessions and their building/room locations.



We offer an optional gourmet sandwich buffet lunch.  If you have purchased the lunch, it will be reflected on your name badge.  If you did not pre-purchase the lunch option when you registered and would like to purchase lunch, the cost is $15 (cash or check) payable at the Registration Desk.



ISPRC has reserved blocks of rooms at several area hotels.  Please note that there are many events in Boston during Diversity Challenge weekend and accommodations will be scarce.  We encourage you to book your room early.  Our special rates are in effect until 4-5 weeks prior to the conference.  Please view the links to six different area hotels and other area information.


Please note that photographs taken of conference sessions and participants may be used on the Institute’s website, in printed publications, and in marketing campaigns.


We are looking forward to another successful conference and hope that you enjoy your Diversity Challenge experience!



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