Fall 2021 DEI Summit

Radical Revolution: Moving Beyond Performative Allyship

The O’Neill Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion presents our second annual Diversity Summit with the theme “Radical Revolution: Moving Beyond Performative Allyship.”

Join the O’Neill community as we discuss topics ranging from understanding salient identities to dismantling racism in order to intentionally create an environment with a sense of belonging via the work of our allies.

Summit Schedule

10:00 AM

Registration Opens
Campus Center, 409

10:30 AM

Welcome/Opening Remarks

  • Suzann Lupton, Assistant Dean, O'Neill School, IUPUI

10:45 AM

Session 1: Moving the Needle from Cultural Competency to Cultural Humility

  • Tamra Wright, Lecturer, O'Neill School, IUPUI

11:30 AM

Lunch

12:10 PM

Keynote Speaker

  • The Hon. Marie Johns, IU 2021 Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient

12:50 PM

Session 2: Engaging Employees in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

  • Adam Ross, Principal, Advisory Services, Grant Thornton
  • Rachel Patchen, Manager, Grant Thornton
  • Janae Crockett, Manager, Grant Thornton

1:40 PM

Session 3: Cross Cultural Mentorship: How to be a Successful Mentor

  • Brooke Salazar, HR Consultant, Spex Associate Counsel, and DEI Officer

2:30 PM

Closing Remarks

8:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast
O’Neill School, SPEA 161 Lounge

9:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Siân Mooney, Dean of the O’Neill School

9:30 AM

Keynote Speaker

  • The Hon. Marie Johns, IU 2021 Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient

10:15 AM

Session 1: The Face of a Movement

  • Rianne Henderson, O'Neill BSPA'2021

11:10 AM

Session 2: Navigating Predominantly White Organizations—How People of Color Can Thrive

  • Cherelle Hines, Business Analyst, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
  • Luis Bastidas, Mechanical Design Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
  • James Sanders Energy Systems Specialized Test and Evaluation Branch Task Manager, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division

12:00 PM

Lunch
O'Neill Graduate Center, First Floor Commons

1:15 PM

Session 3: Engaging Employees in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives

  • Adam Ross, Principal, Advisory Services, Grant Thornton
  • Rachel Patchen, Manager, Grant Thornton
  • Janae Crockett, Manager, Grant Thornton

2:05 PM

Session 4: Cross Cultural Mentorship: How to be a Successful Mentor

  • Brooke Salazar, HR Consultant, Spex Associate Counsel and DEI Officer

3:00 PM

Session 5: From Anti-Blackness to Loving Blackness

  • Maqubè Reese, Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives, Kelley School of Business 

3:45 PM

Closing remarks and refreshments

Learning Pillars:

Transformative Systemic Change

Practices, policies, frameworks, and/or research that dismantles inequitable systems and creates new, just, equitable systems in their place.

Sustainable, Equitable Solutions

Practices, policies, frameworks, and/or research that sustains equitable systems. 

Allyship for Equitable Systems

Leveraging privilege to advance the success of marginalized groups of people and promote equity.

This year’s DEI Summit topics will include:

  • Intersectionality of Identities in Higher Education: Identifying and aiming to understand the multiple, intersecting identities within higher education with a focus on individual experiences in order to create a sense of belonging.

  • Dismantling Anti-Blackness in Higher Education Spaces: Historically, Black bodies and blackness have experienced discrimination, harassment, and unfair treatment due to their existence. How can we work together to dismantle these spaces?

  • What Is “Oneness” and How Do We Cultivate It? Operating in “oneness”— recognizing that the work benefits everyone, and must be addressed by everyone, in order to see change that includes everyone.

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice:
    Incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion and justice across multiple disciplines ranging from art, culture, government, policy, and more.

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