This archived article was written by: Katie Felice
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a conference on Saturday, April 11. The theme for this conference is Pathways to Openness and provides an opportunity for people to experience and discuss issues that are not what they are used to.
The topics of discussion during these workshops includes body image and shaming, battling privilege, celebrating LGBTQ friends and family, sex and drugs and the harm reduction approach. Other areas covered at the workshops includes international student advocacy, women’s advocacy, disabled student advocacy and a drug court panel.
This conference provides an opportunity for knowledge and advocacy. “It is a chance for people to get to know issues and other populations they may have not personally been taught about before,” states Evette Allen, director of student life, involvement and leadership.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the opening session at 9:15 a.m. Concurrent workshop sessions begin at 10-10:50 a.m. and at 11-11:50 a.m. From 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. will be lunch and keynote speaker.
Registration is free and can be completed online or you can contact: 435-613-5333 or email Allen at [email protected]. This conference is in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.