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Friday, October 20th
8:00 AM

Registration, Check In, and Continental Breakfast

Together We RISE

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction of Keynote

Catherine Polydore

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

8:45 AM

Keynote: Identifying and Dismantling Barriers to Effective Equity and Inclusion Work in Higher Education

Tamba-Kuii Bailey Ph.D.

8:45 AM - 9:50 AM

10:00 AM

: A Travel Size CARE Package for Health and Mental Wellness in the Academy (virtual double session)

aretha marbley, Texas Tech University
Brian Hicks, Western Governors University
Melissa Galica, Texas Tech University
Rose Chumba, Texas Tech University

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Belonging in Unashamed Authenticity

Nathan R. Kitchen, Nathan Kitchen, President Emeritus Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Special Guest Speaker: Empowered by Our Past - Connecting Students of Color With Their Legacy at Predominantly White Institutions

Stacey Barboa-Peterson Ph.D.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Working towards inclusive history in undergraduate curriculum

Sace E. Elder, Eastern Illinois University
Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, Eastern Illinois University
Aura Jirau Arroyou, Eastern Illinois University

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

11:00 AM

Designing for Diversity: Diversifying Course Content

Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D., Eastern Illinois University

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

The Multicultural Read Aloud Project

Amy Davis

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Transpositive Learning: Creating a Positive Environment for Trans/GNC Learners

Jeannie Ludlow
Shelley Berry, Eastern Illinois University

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

12:00 PM

Play and Higher Education: Incorporating Playfulness in the College Classroom

Alicia Cater

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

The Rural Allyship Challenge: A multi-tiered Safe Zone Solution

Kimberly Hunter, Lake Land College
Katie Parrish, Lake Land College

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Together We RISE Reaching Inclusivity for Student Excellence

Min Lee, Eastern Illinois University
Rebekah Magee, Eastern Illinois University
Menna Hendricks, Eastern Illinois University
Jake Denney-Carlisle, Eastern Illinois University
Josh Noe, Eastern Illinois University
Heidi Larson Dr., Eastern Illinois University

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Together We Rise: Reaching Inclusivity for Student Excellence

Hiedi A. Larson, Eastern Illinois University
Rebekah H. Magee, Eastern Illinois University
Molly R. Kollross, Eastern Illinois University
Menna A. Hendricks, Eastern Illinois University
Danielle A. Loera, Eastern Illinois University
Ethan M. Homeyer, Eastern Illinois University

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

12:30 PM

Facing History’s Approach to Civic Education: Centering Identity to Build Reflective, Inclusive Classroom Communities (virtual double session)

Sarah A. Shields, Facing History & Ourselves
Uzma Siddiqui, Facing History & Ourselves

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

1:00 PM

Enhancing Learning Outcomes through Incidental Learning: A Focus on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Congruence with the Illinois Culturally Responsive Teaching Standards

Doug Feldmann

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

2:00 PM

Institutionalizing a Sense of Belonging through the First Year Experience

Ryan W. Flynn, Illinois College
Jessica Flynn, Illinois College
Gwendolyn Gillson, Illinois College

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Mission Impossible? The Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action and the University Mission

Wade Smith, Eastern Illinois University

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

2:10 PM

Females’ of Color Visibility on PWI College Campuses: Empowerment and Mental Wellness (virtual session)

R. Patrice Dunn, Midwestern State university
Valerie Harrison, Vitality Livin'

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM