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Bridging the Gap

Eighth Annual Cultural Diversity Conference
Building Community Through Diversity

September 25, 2008

All events will be held in Seymour College Union unless otherwise noted.

8:15 am - 9:15 am Registration
Seymour College Union Ballroom
9:15 am - 9:30 am Welcome and Introductions
President John R. Halstead
BSG President Kyle Amendola
Seymour College Union Ballroom
9:30 am - 10:30 am Keynote Address by Bill Miller
Seymour College Union Ballroom
10:30 am - 11:30 am Connecting to Indigenous Communities
Panel Discussion
Seymour College Union Ballroom

Native American Experts:
  • Mr. Allan Jamieson, Neto Hatinawke Ongwehowe (Here-Lives-the-People in the Cayuga Language)

  • Ms. Jeanette Miller, Ganondagan State Historic Site, Victor, NY

  • Ms. Agnes Williams, A founding member of Indigenous Women’s Initiative, a national organization with a chapter in Buffalo, NY 

11:45 am -12:45 pm Educational Sessions (Abstracts)
Seymour College Union
  1. Migrants: Invisible Population Feeding the World
  2. Disability, The Inclusion Dilemma
  3. On the Outside End: Systems of Oppression
  4. Audio-Described Theater
  5. Straight Talk: Understanding the Power of the Ally
  6. A Diversity Continuum: An Institutional Diagnostic
11 am - 2 pm Cultural Showcase
Seymour College Union Lounge
1 pm - 2 pm Multi-Cultural Food Stations
Seymour College Union Ballroom and Lounge
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Educational Sessions (Abstracts)
Seymour College Union
  1. Connecting To Indigenous Communities:
    Student Panel on Native American Oral History
  2. Shadow of the Lynching Tree
  3. Crossing the Bridge: Creating Inclusive Environments
  4. Student Perspectives of Feminism
  5. The Luck of the Draw
  6. Bridging the Gap through Strength Assessment
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Stand By Your Man, Performance (Abstract)
Hartwell Dance Theater
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Dine Around - On Your Own
Choose from a variety of area restaurants

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Reception
Tower Fine Arts Atrium
7:30 pm Borinquen Dance Theatre
Tower Fine Arts Theater
8 pm - 9:30 pm Grammy Award-winning Singer and Songwriter
Bill Miller in Concert (Tower Fine Arts)

Please note: A capacity crowd is expected for Bill Miller's evening concert. Tickets for the concert will be required. Conference attendees may pick up their tickets beginning at 6:15 pm in the lobby of the Tower Fine Arts Center. Concert attendees are encouraged to arrive early as any tickets remaining at 7:15 pm will be made available to the general public.

  • Free to students, faculty and staff of The College at Brockport
  • $5 for students of other institutions
  • $15 for the general public

Commitment to Embracing Diversity
To make an institution-wide commitment to embracing diversity in its fullest sense by setting goals and linking these goals with Middle States’ expectations and our own expectations for achieving a more inclusive community.

At Brockport, diversity is everyone’s business.

President John R. Halstead, PhD
The College at Brockport