Conference Schedule

Day 1- October 18, 2019
  • 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Mindfulness yoga w/ Beth McGorry
  • 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Opening & House Keeping
  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    • Keynote Speaker + Q&A: Jacqueline Battalora
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 pm Breakout Session Block 1 (45 minute switch)
    • How ‘Divide and Conquer’ has Harmed the Working Class
    • Black Wallstreet: How has it affected Black Business Ownership Today?
    • Equity Through Mentoring 
    • Practical Solutions to Address Discrimination in Urban Housing 
    • Restorative Justice in Criminal Justice
  • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
  • 1:55 – 3:40 p.m. Breakout Session Block 2 (45 minute switch)
    • Interacting with People with Disabilities in Society and the Criminal Justice System
    • Federal Housing Laws and the History of Housing Discrimination
    • Coded Racism in the Workplace and Community that Impacts Recruitment and Retention
    • Indoctrinated Passivity
  • 3:45 – 4:45  p.m. Closing Plenary: “Queering The Workplace” 
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
  • 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Social Event (Dimensional Brewing)
Day 2- October 19, 2019
  • 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Mindfulness yoga w/ Beth McGorry
  • 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker
    • Keynote Speaker + Q&A: Mikelange Olbel
  • 10:25 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Breakout Session Block 3 (45 minute switch)
    • The Whiteness of Images Children Encounter: Equity in Textbooks 
    • The Lost Cause Narrative: the “True” Meaning of Confederate Monuments in America
    • White Women Teaching Black Boys
    • Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce
    • Benefits and Limitations of Implicit Bias
  • 12:10 – 1:25 p.m. Lunch (We have you covered)
  • 1:35 – 2:05 p.m. Closing Plenary/Call to action: “Diversity, Power, Privilege, Leadership & Moore.”
  • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Community Forum  (Grand River Center- Located at: 500 Bell st.)
  • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Entertainment TBD)