Keynote Speaker Revealed for the 6th Annual Diversity Conference
Mr. Lyndon Huling, Student Activities Coordinator at the Center for Student involvement at the University of California, Davis
Lyndon’s higher education journey brought him from California to New York and back, including a two-year stay with the Multicultural Life and Diversity office at SUNY Cortland as the Assistant Director. Along the way, Lyndon has had the opportunity to engage with student leaders who have shaped his understanding of how diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice intersect with student development in higher education. As an inner-city youth growing up in Vallejo, California, Lyndon overcame many challenges with the support of teachers and mentors in order to pursue his dream of attending college. Lyndon’s experiences during that period of his life have led him to pursue positions where he has the opportunity to be an advocate for underrepresented students, and act as ally for those whose voices are silenced by the hierarchy of education in the United States. By investing his time and energy in promoting the success of students, Lyndon believes he is honoring those who supported him through his own educational journey.
For the last year and a half, Lyndon has served as a key member of the Student Affairs team at UC Davis and supports the campus during protests, student activism, and contentious programming. In this capacity, Lyndon has provided leadership and education while helping the campus community navigate complex and challenging situations such as tuition hikes, police injustice, and cultural appropriation. By working with students, administration, and community members, Lyndon works to create brave spaces where every voice can be heard, and students are empowered to ignite movements. Lyndon believes that the free exchange of ideas is at the foundation of higher education, and dialogue is critical in developing student leaders to be engaged citizens and critical thinkers. If you are intereted in hearing his speech, please refer to the registration form link located below to attend the 6th Annual Diversity Conference at SUNY Cortland.
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Diversity Conference 2015
On behalf of the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, I would like to take this opportunity to invite students in your institution to propose a paper, panel, or creative art/performance piece to be considered for the 6th Annual Multicultural Life and Diversity Office Student Conference on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice: “Show Me YOUR Brave”.
The conference will be hosted by SUNY Cortland on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Our Call for papers and presentations can be found on our webpage below along with our registration link. All proposals must be submitted to email@example.com by February 20, 2015.
Last year our conference attracted participants from 11 schools with over 200 people in attendance. This year, we are hoping to see the conference continue to grow. The 2014-2015 student conference theme: “Show Me Your Brave” is meant to inspire students to truly think about the meaning of bravery. We want students to challenge themselves to become advocates, allies and active students in society by engaging in difficult conversations around diversity, avoiding becoming a bystander, speaking up when no one is watching, and reflecting on themselves to see just how big their brave truly is. The theme meaning is deeper than just showing others that “you are” brave, but rather taking ownership of the bravery you have inside of you to show others how big YOUR brave is.
As an academic student conference, this is a rich opportunity for students to build their resumes for graduate school and future job opportunities (graduate students may also present). The conference is completely student run with all student presenters and a student-centered keynote. Students also get the opportunity to work closely with a faculty or staff member on their campus as they prepare for and attend the conference experience. Below is the registration form to participate in the conference. You will also see the CFP Form below which is intended for those who wish to present at the conference.
Conference Forms located below
We look forward to your participation!