Friday, September 24, 2021 10am to 11:45am

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Community, collaboration, commitment, learning, and inspiration: For six years, the seven institutions hosting the Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion have used these words as a guide in providing a truly distinctive, inclusive experience with emphasis on education and collaboration. This year’s conference is just a few months away, and we have gone virtual for 2021! Join us for a powerful and insightful experience featuring lectures, interactive workshops, panel discussions, and much more! 


Each event is designed to share experiences, research, and emerging trends; attendees will have access to a whole week of vibrant, virtual experiences from September 20—24. Additionally, the conference will feature a Student Leadership Workshop, explicitly crafted for students, for the first time in our conference’s history.


The conference is free and open to students, faculty, professionals and the general public however, online registration is required.


Schedule at a Glance


September 20, 2021

Workshop: FACTUALITY – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Session:  Intersectionality: A Deeper Dive into Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - 1-2 p.m.

Session:  Heritage Invention: A Solution to BIPOC Worker Apathy - 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Session:  More Than A Fraction - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

September 21, 2021

Workshop: Confronting Implicit Bias in Ourselves and Our Institutions – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Session:  Neurodiversity in the Age of Diversity and Inclusion - 3:15-4:15 p.m.

September 22, 2021

Workshop: Hear My Story – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Session:  There is one among us "Real Life version of Among Us"... Identifying Impostor Syndrome and ways that we self-sabotage - 1-2 p.m.

Session:  I see you: Social Action Stories Makes Justice Visible Impact Tales from the School and the Community - 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Session:  Technology Microaggressions: How to Overcome Class-Based Bias - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

September 23, 2021

Workshop: Leadership: The Art of Influence and Impact – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR STUDENTS ONLY)

Session:  Schoolin' Life: Using Experience as Education to Create Sister Circles in High Schools - 10-11 a.m.

Session:  The Resilience Mindset - 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Student Panel Discussion: Student Perspectives: Social Justice, Diversity, & Inclusion - 2-3:30 p.m.

Session:  An insider/outsider perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion: From Presence to Inclusion - 3:45-4:45 p.m.

September 24, 2021

Conference Keynote Address:  Underlying Conditions: Black Women and Girl-Identified People and Corona - 9 a.m.-10:15 p.m.

Conference Panel Discussion:  Race, Profiling, and Social Unrest: How we Engage in Today’s World - 10:30-11:45 a.m.


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