Schedule-at-a-Glance

Monday, January 25th

Session Titles & Presenters

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join: Elevate Opening Assembly

Remarks by President Katherine Bergeron, Dean John McKnight, Chaplain Angela Nzegwu, and a poetry reading by Kate Rushin

Audience: Anyone

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join: Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel will speak on the topic of spirituality as a form of social change. For over 15 years he has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm.

Audience: Anyone

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions  |  Block One

Promoting Anti-Racist Learning Contexts From the ARC to STEM as a White Staff and/or Faculty Member, Part I

Paul Madden, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, Connecticut College

Audience: Faculty and Staff

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Dialogue as a Mechanism for Social Change

Camila Adrianzén Yndigoyen '23 & Ana Ostrovsky '23, Student Co-Coordinators of the Agnes Gund '60 Dialogue Project

Audience: Anyone

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What Lies Within: Dancing with Race & Identity

Sarah Carlson '94, Founder & Artistic Director of DanceLink

Audience: Anyone

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Interfaith Coalition Building

Noah Silverman '04, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Interfaith Youth Core

Audience: Anyone

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2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions  |  Block Two

Promoting Anti-Racist Learning Contexts From the ARC to STEM as a White Staff and/or Faculty Member, Part II

Paul Madden, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, Connecticut College

Audience: Faculty and Staff

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Green Dot Training

Stanton Ching, Margaret W. Kelly Professor of Chemistry, and Rachel Stewart, Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy 

Audience: Faculty and Staff

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Roundtable Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals

Erica Lovett '14, Jonathan McBride '92, Liza Talusan '97, and Frank Tuitt '87; Moderated by Ebony Manning '98 and Maurice Tiner '17

Audience: Anyone

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How to Write an Anti-Racism Action Plan

Kasey Catlett, Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of the Holy Cross

Download Guidebook

Audience: Anyone

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join: Charlene Carruthers

Charlene Carruthers is a strategist, author and a leading organizer in today’s Black liberation movement. Charlene will discuss themes from her bestselling book, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements.

Audience: Anyone

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join: Coded Bias with Shalini Kantayya

Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya will present an exclusive screening of her feature documentary, Coded Bias, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The Ammerman Center will host a talk back with Shalini Kantayya following the film, moderated by Linnéa Hussein, visiting assistant professor of Film Studies and Ammerman Center Faculty Fellow.

Audience: Anyone

Tuesday, January 26th

Session Titles & Presenters

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions | Block Three

Activities and Frameworks for White Staff and/or White Faculty Members Looking to Advance Students' (and our own/Colleagues) Anti-Racist Identity Development, Part I

Paul Madden, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, Connecticut College

Audience: Advanced Faculty and Staff

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In CONNversation: Dialogue Project Podcast Premiere

Camila Adrianzén Yndigoyen '23 & Ana Ostrovsky '23, Student Co-Coordinators of the Agnes Gund '60 Dialogue Project

Audience: Anyone

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POCA Unpacked!

Lyndon Inglis '24, Junice Caminero '24, Leslie Villegas '24, and Francis Sesenaya '24

Student Executive Board of People of Color Alliance (POCA)

Audience: Anyone

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1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions  |  Block Four

Activities and Frameworks for White Staff and/or White Faculty Members Looking to Advance Students' (and our own/Colleagues) Anti-Racist Identity Development, Part II

Paul Madden, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, Connecticut College

Audience: Advanced Faculty and Staff

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Global Engagement and Erasure on the Liberal Arts Campus

sourav guha, Executive Director, Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS)

Audience: Anyone

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Dance as a Practice for Liberation: A Movement Workshop Celebrating Haiti's 216th Independence Day as the World's first Black-led Republic

Shani Collins, Associate Professor of Dance and Truth Hunter, Visiting Instructor of Dance

Audience: Anyone

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Tools for Change: Community Organizing Basics for Campus Activism

Erin Duran, Director of Gender and Sexuality Programs, Ariella Rotramel, Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies, and Rachel Stewart, Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy

Audience: Students

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2:35 pm - 3:50 pm

Concurrent Sessions  |  Block Five

Towards an Anticolonial Stance in Critical Service Learning: Challenges and Possibilities

Aurora Santiago Ortiz, J.D., doctoral candidate in social justice education, UMass-Amherst

Audience: Anyone

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Out at Work: An LGBTQIA Alumni Roundtable

 Kim-An Hernandez '99, Liana Douillet Guzmán '05, and Ivan Reynolds '17, moderated by Ricardo Lombera '22

Audience: Anyone

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Developing Intercultural Competence Through Story Circles

Cara Masullo Ekwuabu, International Education Specialist, Lauren O'Leary, Walter Commons Coordinator, and Melissa Ryan, Associate Director of the Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement, Connecticut College

Audience: Anyone

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4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Plenary Session: Jonathan Mooney

Jonathan Mooney, a neuro-diverse writer, advocate, and father meditates on his life, will share themes from his best-selling book, Normal Sucks, which offers the radical message that we should stop trying to fix people and start empowering them to succeed.

Audience: Anyone

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film Screening: Virtually Free with André Robert Lee '93

Filmmaker and Conn alum, André Robert Lee '93, will offer a private screening of his newest film called Virtually Free about incarcerated youth in Richmond, Virginia. Moderated by Shameesha Pryor '17

Audience: Anyone

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