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8th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference

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Teachers College Columbia University

Horace Mann Hall

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The Black Student Network acknowledges the importance of using personal narratives for framing research tangibility across disciplines. The personal stories and experiences of subjects of inquiry are many times left out of research and by emphasizing the narrative, scholars are able to contextualize knowledge to practice gaps or deficits by making their studies applicable to real life issues.

The 8th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference calls for research papers and multi-modal presentations that examine the narratives of populations who often are not given the opportunity to voice their realities. We believe that collaboration and dialogue across disciplines and engaging various approaches of inquiry are essential to harnessing our capacity to be catalysts of change.

This year, the Diversity in Research and Practice Conference offers:

  • Roundtable Discussions: An opportunity for conference attendees to participate in discussion centered on a particular issue. A facilitator will provide a brief presentation of the subject in question and aid in guiding the discussion.

  • Poster Presentations: Participant's work will be presented on a visual display and participant will engage attendees about their work and answer questions.

  • Paper Presentations: Oral presentations of research papers, aided by PowerPoint, which may involve one or more presenters.

  • Multi-modal presentations: Presenters may propose work that examines and addresses the theme of the conference through mediums such as music, video, art, or spoken word.

  • Workshops: A facilitator will use presentation space to provide a hands-on approach to addressing new research skills and other strategies aimed at improving a defense of a research position.

Apply here: bit.do/dirp17app


Other DiRP Weekend events:

Relax, Relate, Release: Stories Told Us By Us Story Slam, Friday, March 31st, 6:30pm, Everett Lounge

The Black Student Network is excited to present “Relax, Relate, Release: Stories Told For Us, By Us” , a story slam event we're starting this year for the purpose of providing an artistic and reflective platform to address our 8th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference theme of “Highlighting the Narrative: Giving Voices to Research”.

This is our first story slam in conjunction with the conference, so we would love for you to be a part of it. We are seeking performers from across Columbia University and affiliates to participate and share your stories through song, dance, storytelling and poetry. In your 4-6 minute performance, we encourage you speak to themes around diversity and inclusion, your educational experience, and/or your own personal narratives.

In order to perform, we ask that you submit a registration form here. A video or performance link must be included in order to participate. You can also access the registration form at bit.do/dirpslam.


State of Black Education, Thursday, March 30th, 6:30pm, Horace Mann 138

On Thursday (March 30th), we are hosting an event called “The State of Black Education” to highlight issues that are particularly pressing for Black students in the United States. David Johns, former Executive Director for the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence, will be leading the discussion and draw on his experiences to prognosticate how challenges facing Black students can be addressed through sound policies.

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