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Diversity Conference 2017

The College at Brockport

Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Brockport Student, Faculty or Staff
Registration is free for current Brockport students, faculty and staff. Please bring your College-issued ID card to registration.
Oct 3, 2017 Free $0.00
REOC Student
REOC faculty and staff can use this shortened order form to register groups of students.
Oct 3, 2017 Free $0.00
MetroCenter Online Participant
Please sign up if you plan to attend conference live stream presentations at the MetroCenter so we can make sure everyone has a seat.
Oct 3, 2017 Free $0.00
High School Student Group
High School student groups may sign up to attend the event at no cost.
Oct 3, 2017 Free $0.00
Off-campus Student
Students from other area colleges are welcome to attend. Please bring your College-issued ID card to registration.
Oct 3, 2017 $20.00 $0.00
Brockport Alumni Oct 3, 2017 $40.00 $0.00
Off-campus Participant (non-student)
Members of the community are welcome to attend.
Oct 3, 2017 $50.00 $0.00
Presenter Oct 3, 2017 Free $0.00

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17th Annual Diversity Conference

"Intersectionality in Justice and Equity"

The Diversity Conference seeks to promote open-mindedness, celebrate diversity, and promote awareness of divergent views on our college campuses and within our communities. The conference also serves as a forum in which to establish or enhance self-awareness in relation to community building endeavors.

Cultivating diverse communities and inclusive excellence is dependent on the existence of a just and equitable environment in which every member can thrive. This year’s theme, “Intersectionality in Justice and Equity,” will highlight justice and equity as they relate to economic, social, legal, political, educational and experiential inequities, and justice struggles. We’ll explore the intersections, convergences, and alliances between systems, groups, identities, or approaches to better understand and act upon this issue of diversity.

Please click here to learn more about individual workshops and panel discussions.


Keynote Speaker


Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader. His moving life journey from wayward inner city youth to decorated veteran, Rhodes Scholar, White House fellow and business leader is the subject of the much-anticipated major motion picture, The Other Wes Moore, from Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey. Based on his New York Times bestseller, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of how educational opportunities, strong parental influence, mentors and a community support network helped him transcend the fate of a man with the same name who lived just blocks away and took a tragically different path to prison. Sharing this and other powerful accounts of inspirational people, Wes Moore leaves audiences hanging on his every word until they rise to their feet in ovation.

Wes Moore is the Chief Executive of The Robin Hood Foundation, one of the nation’s largest foundations with a sole focus on alleviating poverty. He is also founder of BridgeEdu, an organization that provides support to students as they try to navigate higher education. Previously, he worked on Wall Street and was named one of the top young business leaders by Crain’s New York Business. Moore served as a White House Fellow and special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He is also a retired decorated combat veteran and officer who served a tour of duty in the elite 82nd Airborne division of the United States Army in Afghanistan. His decade of military service inspired him to become a passionate voice for veterans, executive producing and hosting Coming Back with Wes Moore, a PBS miniseries about the challenges facing returning Iraq and Afghanistan vets. Moore is the author of four books including the New York Times bestseller The Work: My Search for a Life that Matters and a contributor to the Huffington Post, The Times and NBC News. He also hosted Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network, American Graduate Day on PBS and executive produced the 2016 critically-acclaimed PBS series All the Difference, chronicling two African-American teens from Chicago’s South Side pursuing their dream of graduating from college. Moore is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford, earning a MLitt in International Relations and Affairs.

Whether he’s speaking on transformational leadership, the life-changing power of education, or the value of diversity and corporate responsibility, Wes Moore tailors each presentation to the specific audience and event. Through unforgettable storytelling, he inspires all of us to see solutions instead of problems, overcome challenges, reach higher, lift up others and find the power and purpose to achieve any goal.



Registration Information

Online registration will be open until noon on Tuesday, October 4. Walk-in registrations will be accepted at the conference based on available space, but is not guaranteed.


Off-campus guests without a permit may park in reserved spaces in Lot N-1. 


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Seymour College Union
The College at Brockport
100 Residence Dr.
Brockport, NY 14420

Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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