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Advancing Diversity Gathering

Ended Jan 11, 2022
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Term: Fall 2020

Date: January 11th, 2021

In-person / Livestream events: 9:00 am - Noon

Online Presentations open at 6:00 am. All content will be available through the spring semester.

In-person location: Inn at Virginia Tech

Presented By: Office of Inclusion & Diversity (INDV)




The Advancing Diversity Gathering is an annual InclusiveVT Touchpoint event that brings together diversity and inclusion stakeholders across the university for sharing best practices and learning from one another.

The year's gathering features: 

9:00 - In-person & Livestream
Keynote Speaker, W. Carson Byrd (VT 2011), Senior Fellow-in-Residence in the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan, and author of the books:
Behind the Diversity Numbers: Achieving Racial Equity on Campus
Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses
Intersectionality and Higher Education: Identity and Inequality on College Campuses (co-author)

10:30 - In-person & Livestream
Imagining the Future through the Solitude-Fraction Site: An Unfinished Conversation on the Convergence of Virginia Tech's Past, Present, and Future

Noon - In-person, by invitation
Working lunch for Academic Diversity Directors

1:30 - Hybrid 
Afternoon professional development workshops

All day - Asynchronous, Online
Online presentations of DEI activities occurring across the university 

Recordings of live events and online presentations will be available at the Canvas event site through the spring 2022 semester.