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April 2016

HEDS Talk and Summit Registration

April 14, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tivoli Student Union CO

For the first time, the Higher Education Diversity Summit has included HEDS Talks which are short presentations that focus on connecting narratives by select speakers to larger societal topics around diversity, equity and inclusion. We have an engaging line up for our attendees!

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HEDS Talk 1 – Kathryn Young

April 14, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tivoli 250 (Turnhalle)

Join in the conversation! This talk uses a conversational approach to engage the audience. Dr. Young is interviewed on the topic of colorblindness. We learn from her how she developed an interest for diversity and social justice work and what it means to be colorblind. She delves into the dangers of colorblind ideology and how it can affect organizational climate.

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HEDS Talk 2 – Tamara White

April 14, 2016 @ 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Tivoli 250 (Turnhalle)

This talk centers the conversation around the often presumed incompetence of women of color in higher education. Tamara White uses her narrative to show the negotiations that take place within the academic environment to not only prove that women of color are competent, but to provide a glimpse as to how they also navigate their multiple identities within this context.

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HEDS Talk 3 – Melissa Cermak

April 14, 2016 @ 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Tivoli 250 (Turnhalle)

Melissa Cermak gives us a glimpse into “how she got here.” She is currently the Assistant Director of the Access Center-Disability Support Services at the Auraria Campus.

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HEDS Talk 4 – Katherine Martinez

April 14, 2016 @ 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Tivoli 250 (Turnhalle)

Katherine Martinez presents on gender and sexuality. She explores queer utopias and how we can utilize the past to reimagine a queer future.

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HEDS Talk 5 – Marsha Aizumi

April 14, 2016 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tivoli 250 (Turnhalle)

Marsha shares with us her journey as the mother of a transgender son and how she took steps to become an advocate for safe schools, and bringing greater visibility and support to the Asian Pacific Islander LGBT community, with emphasis on the transgender community.

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Opening Reception

April 14, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tivoli 250 (Turnhalle)

Join fellow attendees and presenters for appetizers and desserts following the filming of the HEDS Talks.

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HEDS Registration

April 15, 2016 @ 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tivoli 250 (Turnhalle)

Check in will take a place throughout the Tivoli Student Union.   We will have a On-site Registration located next to the Turnhalle next to the Accessibility Services, where alternative formats and information on Universal Design for Learning information will be available.

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Morning Keynote with Dr. William Cross, Jr.

April 15, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Tivoli 250 (Turnhalle)

Dr. Cross is “old school” and his involvement in the racial-cultural discourse dates back to 1971.  He exited the Graduate Center-CUNY in 2008 as professor emeritus, with the intention of retiring, but as he tells his friends, he is a total failure at retiring, and has since held positions at UNLV and is currently at the University of Denver. Dr. Cross took his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1976 and has held positions at Cornell University, Penn State University, the University…

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A1: Across the Spectrum: Insights and Best Practices When Working with Students with ASD

April 15, 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Tivoli 261 (Multicultural Lounge)

With a significant increase in the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), faculty and staff are seeing a growing number of students with ASD making the transition to postsecondary education settings. As colleges grapple with issues related to student retention and persistence, many of the same models, supports, and accommodations may not be as readily applicable to students with ASD. Skills in the area of communication, self-advocacy, social interactions, and study skills have all been shown to contribute to student success and retention, but often…

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