Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Call for Proposals: Who Am I – U? : An Inclusive Conference on Identities

It’s not just where you’re from but where you are now and where you are going.
It’s not just who you are but what you do and why you do it.
It’s not just the people you’re with but the people you reach out to.

Who Am I – U? : An Inclusive Conference on Identities
Indiana University, Bloomington
March 3-4, 2011

Call for Proposals
The purpose of this conference is to engage all Bloomington faculty, students, staff, administrators, alumni, and emeriti, as well as members of the community, in building a culturally literate and inclusive campus. Through panels, workshops, roundtables, poster sessions, blog sessions, artwork displays, word slams, dance and performances, this conference approaches inclusion as a process of intellectual and creative inquiry that is informed by practice and that informs future practice. By an inclusive campus, we mean policies and practices that promote understanding of cultural, physical, and mental differences, and that encourage cooperation across the lines of race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, gender, generation, abilities, sexualities, and institutional positions. A campus is inclusive when all of its members, especially those from underserved populations, can thrive and succeed, individually and collectively. It is culturally literate when its members, majority and minority, have knowledge of, respect for, and the skills necessary to interact with people from other cultures in both domestic and international contexts. In working toward these shared goals, we will contribute to a multidisciplinary knowledge commons and enrich our sense of self-efficacy as engaged citizens meeting both the challenges and the opportunities of our global 21st Century world.

This conference continues the mission of ARC 2010! Attention, Reflection, Connection: Steps Toward an Inclusive Campus. We welcome you as partners and value the different ways you will be contributing to this conference.

To submit a proposal (or browse session ideas):

For ideas on possible conference activities.

We look forward to hearing from you, and please feel free to contact any of us below!

The ARC 2011! Conference Organizers

Clarence W. Boone (Director, Diversity Programming, IU Alumni Association)

Deborah Getz (Director, Center for Student Leadership Development, HPER)

Bruce Jacobs (Executive Director, IMU/IU Auditorium, Auxiliary Services & Programs)

Diana Jacobs (Director, Academic Initiatives & Services)

Nathaniel Kenninger (Student, Kelley School of Business; OVPUE Student Advisor)

Joan Linton (Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences)

Eric Love (Director, Office of Diversity Education, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center)

David Macon Jr (Student, Office of Diversity Education)

Barry W. Magee (Assistant Director for Diversity Education, Student Programs and Services)

Jason Nguyen (Student, Ethnomusicology; Asian American Studies, College of Arts and Sciences)

Mary Norman (Student, Arts Administration, General Studies; OVPUE Student Advisor)

William Shipton (Director, Student Programs and Services)

Elizabeth Uduehi (Student, Speech & Hearing, OVPUE Student Advisor; OWA Savant Peer Educator; Asian American Association)

Kenecia Williams (Student, Public Finance Management, SPEA; IUSA, dir. Multicultural Affairs)