Thursday, August 20, 2009

Clayton State University Department of Campus Life Presents Diversity and Multicultural Conference

The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life will be sponsoring its first Diversity and Multicultural Conference for students, faculty, staff and the public on Friday, Oct. 16, in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.

The Diversity and Multicultural Conference is a one-day event from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. designed to address the topics of cultural differences, bias behaviors and attitudes, privilege, power, race, social and world issues. Author Tim Wise will be the keynote speaker. The learning outcomes of the conference are to:

• Increase participants understanding of their own identity and culture.
• Help participants learn effective strategies to enhance communication and cross-cultural understanding in culturally diverse settings.
• Increase understanding of issues faced by underrepresented or oppressed groups, such as students of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, and students with disabilities.
• Empower participants to challenge unfair, unjust, or uncivil behavior of other individuals or groups.
• Understand the impact of diversity in society.
• Learn how to integrate diversity into the classroom, student organization, and workplace.
• Become culturally competent leaders.

For more information, contact Lakiesa Cantey at

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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