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Inclusive Excellence Conference

April 19, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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The College of Liberal Arts Inclusive Excellence Conference (formerly the CLA Diversity Symposium) is organized by the CLA Inclusive Excellence team to offer undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to propose research that explores points of collaboration, conflict, influence, and reinvention of the many factors related to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, academics and community engagement.

This year’s conference, titled “Inclusive Excellence across all Disciplines: In the Classroom, research and Community” will include topics such as:

· Accessibility
· Artificial intelligence
· Community outreach
· Cultural appropriation
· Gender issues
· History of diversity, welcoming, belongingness, and equity
· History of racism
· Multicultural competency
· Women’s issues initiatives

The keynote speaker is Taffye Benson Clayton, associate provost and vice president in the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at Auburn University. The Auburn University Mosaic Theatre Company will perform an original work encouraging dialogue creatively in the movements of history, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom, on campus, and throughout the community. In addition, undergraduate and graduate students from across all disciplines at Auburn University will share Spoken Word during lunch.

The CLA Inclusive Excellence Conference is free and open to all Auburn University students, faculty, staff, and the community. Attendees must register by April 12 at the Inclusive Excellence conference website.

For more information, contact CLA Director of Inclusive Excellence Joan Harrell and CLA Outreach Graduate Assistant LaJae Coleman-Kirumba.


April 19, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Melton Student Center Room 2222
225 Heisman Dr.
Auburn, AL 36849 United States
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