Some of our awesome friends at The University of Rhode Island are putting together the second DIVE RI Conference in 2016 and you are all invited to come and join the critical dialogue. Here’s a brief description of the event.
The Rhode Island Diversifying Individuals Via Education (D.I.V.E) Conference seeks to promote intercultural competence and inclusion on college campuses through workshops and discussions. The conference seeks to educate student leaders on the importance of racial and ethnic identity and to empower students by exposing them to diverse perspectives. We hope to develop plans of action that enhance their leadership capabilities on their campus with a basis of cross-cultural competency. By initiating conversations amongst student leaders, we hope to create and sustain connections between students from local colleges to promote cooperation and collaboration. We aspire to further identify issues of institutional inequity and advocate for social change on different college campuses.
The DIVE RI Conference 2016 will be held March 4-5th and we have confirmed to have Common as a keynote speaker! Updated information will be on diveri.org.