Friday, October 20, 2006
Diverse Voices Conference to be held Nov. 11
The ninth annual Diverse Voices Conference, a forum for those in higher education and the community to speak out about the value of human diversity, will be held at Oakland University Saturday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Varner Recital Hall. The conference is free and open to the public.
Student presenters from Oakland University, Madonna University, the University of Detroit Mercy and Davenport University will share their views on the theme of the conference, “Diversity Today: A Moral Perspective.”
The keynote speaker is Juanita Johnson-Bailey, professor of lifelong education, administration and policy, and women’s studies at the University of Georgia. Her book “Sistahs in College: Making a Way Out of No Way” won the 2002 Frandson Award for Literature in Continuing Education; she also co-edited the book “Flat-Footed Truths: Telling Black Women’s Lives.”
According to Chaunda Scott, associate professor of human resource development at OU and founder of the Diverse Voices Conference, “The conference provides a supportive forum for students, faculty and community members to learn about and engage in meaningful dialogue around today’s human diversity issues and concerns.”
For more information about the Diverse Voices Conference, contact Scott at (248) 370-4171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.