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Wayne State College To Host Fifth Annual Diversity Conference

Published: 4-14-2011 2:10 pm

Wayne State College will host the fifth annual Student Leadership in Diversity
Conference on April 18-19. Conference sessions will be student-led. The goal of the conference is to develop advocacy skills among student leaders.

Sponsoring groups include MACT, Latinos Uniting, United Students of Africa, the International Club, NASA, P.R.I.D.E., Model United Nations, the Multicultural Center and the President's Council for Diversity.

The social justice training from 2 to 4 p.m April 19 is co-sponsored by Wayne Student Education Association of Nebraska (WSEAN), State College Education Association (SCEA), Nebraska State College Professional Association (NSCPA), and National Education Association (NEA). Additional Social Justice Training Sessions are offered from 2 to 4 p.m. April 18 and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 19. Registration (no cost) is required for these training sessions.

Contact Jan Dinsmore at for further information.

Individual conference sessions are free. Conference registration of $10 includes all sessions, lunch and hospitality room.

Conference schedule:
Monday, April 18
4-6:30 p.m. Conference Check-in, Student Center Atrium
5-6:15 p.m. Dinner available - Student Center Cafeteria
($5.50 per person/all-you-can-eat)
6:30 p.m. Welcome - Gardner Hall Auditorium -
7 p.m. Keynote Speaker Jaim Foster, WSC alumnus,
Gardner Hall Auditorium
8:30 p.m. Black Box Opening - Black Box Theater, Peterson Fine Arts
9-11 p.m. Highlighter Dance - Black Box Theater, Peterson Fine Arts
(Student ID Required)

Tuesday, April 19
7:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast available, Student Center Cafeteria ($4.50 per person)
8 a.m. Advisors' Breakfast, Student Center Elkhorn Room
9-9:50 a.m. Session I - Student Center Niobrara Room
10-10:50 a.m. Session II - Student Center Niobrara Room
11-11:50 a.m. Session III - Student Center Niobrara Room
12:15-1:45 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch - Student Center Niobrara Room
(Student Presentation at 1 p.m.)

2-4 p.m. Social Justice Presentation with Jaim Foster and
Enid Pickett - Gardner Hall Room 115 -Registration for this session required.
Social Justice training April 18, 2 - 4 p.m., April 19, 2 - 4 p.m. (part of Diversity Conference) and April 19 5:30-7:30 p.m.. This nationally recognized program is provided by the NEA trainers: Jaim Foster (WSC Alumnus) and Enid Pickett ( Educator from California).

This will provide: an opportunity to explore why Social Justice principles are relevant to educators and their work, and identify forms of injustice (social oppression) in the workplace and society at large; an interactive workshop that empowers educators to apply the principles of social justice when confronted with injustice (social oppression); and suggestions for ways educators can help create a more "just" learning environment for all students and educators.

Participants will leave with ideas and resources for implementing the principles of social justice in their workplace and classroom.

4:15-4:45 p.m. Conference Wrap-Up - Ley Theater, Brandenburg
Education Building (Awards and Evaluation Collections)
edu Special No-Cost Conference Feature:Social Justice Training Jaim Foster and Enid Pickett National Education Association Tuesday
2 -4 p.m. Gardner Hall Rm 115

For information: Karen Granberg at (402) 375-7321; fax: (402) 375-7058; or e-mail


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