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2019 Diversity & Inclusion Summit

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Thank you to all who attended the 2019 Summit. We hope to see you again next year!


The Office for Institutional Diversity hosted

Diversity and Inclusion Summit: Transformational Dialogue

on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Gasson Hall


The 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Summit invited faculty and staff to participate in bold and inclusive conversations, interactive sessions and shared storytelling that encourage and promote transformative and self-reflective dialogue across differences and commonalities.


Watch the Morning Plenary Session presented by Dr. Zareen Karani Araoz.

This plenary seeks to address the foundational issues of cultural differences and cultural identity and values. How do differences arise? How can we better strive for excellence, in our professional and personal spheres and in our relations as individuals and in groups? The session is interactive, helping participants reflect on their own cultural identity, the values they hold dear, how they express them, and how they understand and deal with values and perspectives that differ from their own.

Watch the Afternoon Plenary Session presented by Dr. Tiziana Dearing, Burt Howell, Joy Moore, and Catherine Wong.

As we know, there is no one way to create and sustain brave space for dialogue, action, and emerging allyship. This interactive session highlights several different styles and approaches into transformative dialogue, so that the BC community can enhance its capacity for change in the midst of challenge and its resourcefulness in the building of lasting relationships across campus.


Download the 2019 Summit Program to review some of what (and who) contributed to making this year's event great! Also remember to check out our hashtag on social media to see what participants found exciting or moving: #BCDISummit2019


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