Diversity Leadership Conference Schedule


Conference Check-In & Registration 3:00 - 6:00 PM LSC 2nd Floor
Music through a Social Justice Lens 3:00 - 10:00 PM Piano Lounge
The Blind Spot Exhibition 3:00 - 10:00 PM LSC 241
Conference Welcome 6:00 - 6:15 PM Orange Ballroom
Opening Keynote Speaker: Symone Sanders 6:15 - 7:00 PM Orange Ballroom
Meet & Greet: Symone Sanders 7:15 - 8:15 PM LSC 242
Games, Food & DJ 7:00 - 10:00 PM LSC Kat Klub
Movie Night 8:00 - 10:00 PM LSC Theater


Professional Headshots 8:30 - 10:00 AM LSC 331
Registration & Breakfast 9:00 - 10:00 AM Orange Ballroom
Music through a Social Justice Lens 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Piano Lounge
The Blind Spot Exhibition 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM LSC 241
Diversity Energizer 10:00 - 10:20 AM Orange Ballroom
Workshop Sessions I 10:40 - 11:30 AM LSC Conf. Rooms
Workshop Sessions II 11:40 AM - 12:30 PM LSC Conf. Rooms 
Lunch Keynote Speaker: Rafael Matos 12:30 - 1:45 PM Orange Ballroom
Workshop Sessions III 2:00 - 2:50 PM LSC Conf. Rooms
Closing Keynote: Nina Davuluri  3:00 - 4:00 PM Orange Ballroom
Closing Remarks 4:00 PM Orange Ballroom

The Blind Spot Exhibit

The Blind Spot is defined as an area in which a person lacks understanding or impartiality. In this exhibit constructed by the Diversity Council, participants walk through an exhibit that educates on social issues that are prevalent and plague our society. This is done through research and multisensory experiences that enable the participants to fully immerse oneself in the issues.

The issues highlighted during the Blind Spot at the 15th Annual Diversity Leadership Conference are –

                Income Inequality 
                Fragile Masculinity
                Mental Health 
                Fair Trade/Consumerism 
                Protecting Our Pollinators 
                Food Deserts 
                Human Trafficking 

Music through a Social Justice Lens Exhibit

Music Through a Social Justice Lens examines the way that people have used their art not only to connect with audiences across the globe, but to uplift, promote, and spark conversation centered on the advancement and liberation of marginalized and underrepresented peoples.

Ranging from pop rock anthems like Michael Jackson’s They Don’t Really Care About Us, the visuals of Beyoncé’s Freedom and Love Drought and classics such as Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit music has always been a driving force that connected movements and sparked revolution. This exhibit centers the work of artists, both past and present, and incorporates live performance to demonstrate that the music and art water the seeds of change.