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College of Liberal Arts to present Inclusive Excellence Conference

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The College of Liberal Arts will host the 2023 Inclusive Excellence Conference on Wednesday, April 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Melton Student Center.

The College of Liberal Arts Inclusive Excellence Conference (formerly the CLA Diversity Symposium) is organized by the CLA Inclusive Excellence team to offer undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff the opportunity to propose research that explores points of collaboration, conflict, influence and reinvention of the many factors related to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, academics and community engagement.

This year’s conference, titled “Inclusive excellence across all disciplines: In the classroom, research and community” will include topics like:

  • Accessibility
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Community outreach
  • Cultural appropriation
  • Gender issues
  • History of diversity, welcoming, belongingness and equity
  • History of racism
  • Multicultural competency
  • Women’s issues initiatives

The keynote speaker is Taffye Benson Clayton, associate provost and vice president in the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at Auburn University. The Auburn University Mosaic Theatre Company will perform an original work encouraging dialogue creatively in the movements of history, equity, diversity and inclusion in classroom, on campus and throughout the community. In addition, undergraduate and graduate students from across all disciplines at Auburn University will share Spoken Word during lunch.

The CLA Inclusive Excellence Conference is free and open to all Auburn University students, faculty, staff and the community. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Harold D. Melton Student Center, rooms 2222/2223.

Attendees must register by April 12, 2023, at the Inclusive Excellence conference website.

If you have questions, please contact CLA Director of Inclusive Excellence Joan Harrell and CLA Outreach Graduate Assistant LaJae Coleman-Kirumba.

Tags: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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