CLA Diversity Symposium

Fall 2019 CLA Diversity Symposium and Luncheon


Friday, November 1, 2019 • Pebble Hill • 8:00am-1:30pm

Breakfast and Lunch are provided


Keynote Speaker: Esteban del Valle, Interdisciplinary Artist.            


Invitation to Present: As part of the CLA Diversity Initiative, we invite faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students to present formal or informal papers, posters, or research projects relating to diversity issues and awareness. This is a wonderful opportunity for faculty and students representing different departments and colleges at Auburn University to come together, share their passion for the field, add to their curricula vitae, and learn about the diversity research that is being conducted on campus. 


Application: Fill out the CLA Diversity Symposium Application by Friday, October 4, 2019. 


Registration deadline: Friday, October 4, 2019

NO REGISTRATION FEE! This event is free and open to ANY Auburn University Faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students. To register for attendance, please visit our Eventbrite link. (Do NOT register using this link if you are registered as a presenter. Your head count is listed on your application instead.) 


This one-day symposium is organized by the Auburn University Community and Civic Engagement Initiative in the College of Liberal Arts.  Areas of study presented may include (but are not limited to): cultural variables, race relations, women's issues, accessibility and disability services and initiatives, community outreach, multicultural competency, governmental initiatives to improve diversity, the history of diversity issues, etc. Participants should propose research that explores points of collaboration, conflict, influence, and reinvention of the many factors related to diversity. Hosted in the beautiful Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities (Pebble Hill), this symposium will create the opportunity to collaborate and raise awareness of these important issues. This symposium is free and open to all Auburn University students and faculty.

For specific questions, feel free to contact the organizers: Dr. Giovanna Summerfield, Associate Dean for Educational Affairs (, or LaJae Coleman, CCE Graduate Assistant (



Last Updated: July 02, 2019