September 26, 2011

S.A.F.E. Inclusion Conference

Students Active For Equality (S.A.F.E.) presents the S.A.F.E.: Inclusion Conference on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9. The conference will host free and open seminars for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to identify problems and develop solutions to address racism, sexism, heterosexism, and ableism on John Carroll’s campus.

To accomplish this goal the group intends, through the course of discussions, to:

  1. Raise awareness of the needs within our community so as to increase inclusivity.
  2. Compile resolutions aimed at eliminating exclusion and intolerance within our community.
  3. Empower our community members to take action against intolerance and exclusion in their daily lives.
  4. Develop mechanisms to achieve future goals created during the two-day dialogues.

S.A.F.E. believes that empowering individuals is crucial to the holistic advancement of our community.

The full schedule for the conference is below. All sessions will be held in Room 202 of the Dolan Center.

Saturday, October 8:

  • 11 a.m.-11:50 a.m.: Conference Introduction including lecture by Jennifer McWeeny, Ph.D., on Intersectionality Theory
  • Noon: Racism Seminar
  • 1 p.m.: Ableism Seminar
  • 1:50-2:30 p.m.: Lunch
  • 2:30 p.m.: Sexism Seminar
  • 3:30 p.m.: Homophobia Seminar
  • 4:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks

Sunday, October 9:

  • 11:30 a.m.: Light brunch
  • Noon-1:50 p.m.: Reflection on the sessions and collecting ideas of how to move forward
  • 2-3:15 p.m.: Sex Signals
  • 3:15-4 p.m.: Talk-back lead by Abbey Fox

The conference is sponsored by VPAC, the Mandel Fund Committee, and various academic departments.