UCSD conference looks at ways to teach diversity

Press Release

UCSD will mark the campus’s efforts towards building a diverse community at the Teaching Diversity Conference Jan. 27, an educational event where participants will share strategies for teaching diversity in university classrooms.

“Diversity is an integral part of UC San Diego’s excellence and this event helps illustrate the university’s commitment to social justice and equality,” said Chancellor Marye Anne Fox.”

The Cconference, hosted by UCSD’s John Muir College and the Cross Cultural Center, is an all-day event where educators, students and alumni will discuss how to create and sustain a community that acknowledges and respects the diversity of all students.

Some 150 students, staff, faculty and community people are expected to attend the conference, where there will be more than 120 presenters. The day will include four concurrent sessions at the Cross Cultural Center.

The Teaching Diversity Conference will be a public conference, where we build from a grassroots level,” said former acting Provost of John Muir College, James Lin. “This event is designed so that students know and see that there are many people on this campus who have been deeply committed to these issues for more than 20 years.”

Discussion topics will include science and diversity, the role of media, identity development and student activism.

The conference is organized to examine the campus’s various resources that teach diversity. College resident deans, college advising staff, psychological and counseling services, student clubs and organizations, the Cross Cultural Center and Office for Students with Disabilities will all play a key role in the day’s activities.

Social justice and cultural innovation topics discussed at the Teaching Diversity Conference will be continued Feb. 22-25 as part of UC San Diego’s 50th Anniversary signature event, Innovation Day Expo and Symposia (IDEaS). Please visit 50th.ucsd.edu and click “IDEaS” for details and registration.

— Source: UCSD

   
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