Diversity & Leadership Conference
Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Reeve Memorial Union
Preregistration at http://uwosh.collegiatelink.net/form/start/15128
Registration closes on October 26th at 11:45pm
Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Reeve Union - 227
The day will feature a keynote speaker, lunch and entertainment, and a variety of workshops from which to choose.
Provide sessions that explore other people's experiences
Identify opportunities for growth and development in the areas of leadership, diversity, and multiculturalism
Expose and challenge thoughts, actions, and beliefs
9:00 am - Registration Begins
9:50 am - Educational Session I
10:50 am - Educational Session II
11:50 am - Lunch and Entertainment
12:50 pm - Educational Session III
1:50 pm - Keynote Speaker
3:00 pm - Closing & Evaluation
Jessica Pettit: "When Diversity Isn't Enough"
Sponsor: The University Speaker Series
I am Social Justice
Jessica Pettit got the Student Affairs bug while working as an RA and running orientation at a small private liberal arts college in Arkansas. She told her hall director her senior year that she just wanted to be an RA when she grew up. So she went to South Carolina and got a Masters in Higher Education Administration completing internships and practica in every student services office on campus including the First Year Experience Center, Greek Life, International Student Services, Residence Life, and Campus Activities. Jessica then worked as a Hall Director in Oregon, Programming Advisor for LGBT Center, started LGBT and Women’s support services inside a Multicultural Office and established a Center for Social Justice Leadership in Arizona, worked as a Presidential advisor for Diversity in California, and taught some intercultural communication classes along the way.essica brings 10+ years of experience to her workshops and keynotes so that you get a low maintenance and super flexible outside perspective that goes with the flow regardless of AV, room set up, or audience turn out. No matter what goes wrong, you get a powerful and effective program even if it is just you and me at the end of the evening over ice cream.
This is a promise.
Co-Sponsor: The Reeve Union Board (RUB)
The First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bringing together young artists and leaders from across the U.S and beyond, the First Wave Learning Community offers students the opportunity to live, study and create together in a close-knit, dynamic campus community.
- First Wave students have performed on BET, at the National Battle of the Bands, on Broadway and across the world.
- First Wave students and Alumni have received jobs and internships from the United States Embassy, The New York Knicks, Harlem Children’s Zone, Teach For America, Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam, and many more groundbreaking institutions.
- First Wave students have swag. Some students have their own clothing lines and one student, Jasmine Mans, is the poet representative for Ralph Lauren.
- First Wave students are published authors, nationally renowned and internationally ranked poets, rappers making noise on the underground, community organizers, and so much more.
Looking for a Career in Student Affairs?
Questions or Concerns
Direct them to: Jenny Lopez (email@example.com) or 920-424-3181