Teaching All Students Well: Preparing an educated citizenry for wise participation in a diverse democracy

August 17 - 18, 2017, at the Lawrence University Campus

Diversity Conference 2017

Lawrence University’s inaugural diversity conference will focus on inclusive pedagogy. Featuring keynote speaker Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University and author of Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues in Race. Help shape the future of education by submitting a proposal to present.
Call for Proposals due May 12.

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Keynote Speaker


Derald Wing Sue

Derald Wing Sue, PhD, is the prestigious winner of the American Psychological Foundation APF 2015 Gold Medal for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest. He is a Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also holds a joint appointment with the School of Social Work. He is one of the most cited multicultural scholars in the United States. 

Dr. Derald Wing Sue's nineteen (19) books vary in topics which include multicultural counseling and psychotherapy, psychology of racism and antiracism, cultural diversity, cultural competence, and multicultural organizational development, but more specifically, multicultural competencies and racial macroaggressions. His latest two books are entitled “Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence:  Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues in Race” along with “Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy”.

Program At-A-Glance

Thursday, August 17

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Check-in/Registration

7:00 pm -9:00 pm Musical performance, Networking, and Opening plenary

Friday, August 18

8:30 am Welcome

9:00 am - 10:15 am Concurrent Sessions

10:30 am - 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions

12:00 - 1:30 pm Keynote Address with Q&A

1:45 - 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

3:00 pm Closing Remarks

**The agenda has been updated as of 8/8/17

Download and print the Diversity Conference Booklet

Download the Diversity Conference poster to hang up at your office or school.


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