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5th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference"

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Teachers College

Conference Theme: "Connecting People to Purpose and Practice for Progress"

Keynote Speaker: Gloria Ladson-Billings 


We invite you to attend the 5th annual Diversity in Research Conference to be held on May 3rd, 2014. The Diversity in Research and Practice Conference provides a platform for students, practitioners, schools, and community leaders to engage in meaningful discourse related to contemporary issues in education.

The Black Student Network affirms that "the heart of education as a practice of freedom [must] promote growth". Thus, the conference theme seeks to "connect people to purpose and practice for progress." The conference will focus on the interconnections between: research that calls for a movement beyond deficit constructs; synergies between emerging scholars and the communities they seek to empower; critical education; and culturally relevant praxis. An array of other foci that encompass the conference theme will also be considered.

The conference seeks to create an empowering atmosphere where participants connect passion to praxis, ignite critical consciousness, and walk away with a call to action. Therefore, the conference will serve as a conduit for students to gain experience presenting their research, interface with experts, and connect with volunteer opportunities within the local community.

This year, the Diversity in Research Conference offers:

Roundtable Discussions: An opportunity for conference attendees to participate in discussion centered on a particular issue. A facilitator will provide a brief presentation of the subject in question and aid in guiding the discussion.

Poster Presentations: Participant's work will be presented on a visual display and participant will engage attendees about their work and answer questions.

Paper Presentations: Oral presentations, aided by PowerPoint that may involve one or more presenters.

In addition to our keynote speaker, we will have additional speakers throughout the day, and each will present how they "connect people to purpose and practice for progress" in their work.

Click the link below or visit our website at www.tc.edu/dirp to register.

Register to attend


Questions? Contact the Conference Steering Committee at bsnacademic@gmail.com

For further information regarding this event, please contact Ashley Maxie-Moreman by sending email to bsnacademic@gmail.com .