This year the Diversity & Inclusion Shared Governance Committee is pleased to announce there will be two guest speakers during the Diversity Symposium! Everyone will have the opportunity to attend both presentations, each focusing on various aspects of diverse indigeneity, equity, and inclusion.
- Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
- Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Location: Wojcik Conference Center
2019 Diversity Symposium Speakers:
Anton Treuer: Dr. Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 14 books. He has a B.A. from Princeton University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is Editor of the Oshkaabewis (pronounced o-shkaah-bay-wis) Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. Dr. Treuer has presented all over the U.S. and Canada and in several foreign countries on Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Cultural Competence & Equity, Strategies for Addressing the “Achievement” Gap, and Tribal Sovereignty, History, Language, and Culture. He has sat on many organizational boards and has received more than 40 prestigious awards and fellowships, including ones from the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Bush Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Adam Lopez: Adam Efren Lopez is a Chicano educator who prides himself on relevant and engaging classroom facilitation. Currently, Lopez is a full-time instructor in the History department at Harper. The son of two ex-migrant farmworkers, Lopez uses his teaching platform to explore identity and labor in the United States while also emphasizing empowerment during his work with Latino/a youth groups. Lopez earned both his B.A. and M.A. in History from Northern Illinois University with special focus on Modern United States History, Ethnic Studies, and Immigration and Ethnicity History. When he is not teaching, Lopez can be found at the Harper College Rec Center playing basketball or spending time outdoors with his wife, Ivonne, and his daughter, Viané.
Sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion Shared Governance Committee