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As part of an ongoing effort to encourage diversity awareness within the NIC community, the 2016/18 academic year will be dedicated to addressing diversity through the theme: Exploring Race and Ethnicity.


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Third Annual Diversity Symposium

The Diversity Committee would like to invite the North Idaho community to the 3rd Annual Diversity Symposium at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This year’s symposium theme is “Peaceful Progress in Human Rights.” Daytime events feature faculty, students, and community members, and our evening event is a panel discussion with keynote Tony Stewart and panelists Elva Allan, and Lita Burns. All events are held in the Edminster Student Union Building (SUB) and are free and open to the public. A full schedule and event line-up can be found below.

EVENTS

FINE ARTS DISPLAY
10:30 AM - 4 PM | Driftwood Bay (SUB)
Featured work from NIC art students based on the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights.

PEACE STUDIES/COMMUNICATION EVENT
10:30 AM - 11:45 PM | Lake Coeur d'Alene Room (SUB)

INTERACTIVE JUSTICE CHOIR
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM | Silver Beach Gallery, Second Level (SUB)
Featuring Max Mendez and the Chamber Singers.

DISPLAYS
12 PM - 4 PM | Driftwood Bay, Plaza, Silver Beach Gallery, and Lake Coeur d'Alene Room (SUB)
Visit tables from ASNIC, Common Read, Molstead Library, etc. that feature information and materials related to the symposium theme.

ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS ON "BANISHING BIAS"
1 PM - 2:15 PM | Lake Coeur d'Alene Room (SUB)
Speakers include Lezlee Ware (Social Psychology), Osaze Ogbeide (Student), Victor Begay (American Indian Studies Instructor), Alex Jimenez (Student), Geoff Carr (Mass Media/Journalism Instructor).

MICKEY MOUSE MONOPOLY
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM | Lake Coeur d'Alene Room (SUB)
Heather Erickson discusses how Disney, beloved as it may be, creates class and bias that are social constructs.

SYMPOSIUM PANEL "PEACEFUL PROGRESS IN HUMAN RIGHTS"
6:30 PM - 8 PM | Lake Coeur d'Alene Room (SUB)
Panel members include:

Elva Allan, Owner of Advanced Management Strategies: Management consulting in the areas of education, early childhood, and Tribal and Hispanic issues

Lita Burns, NIC Vice President for Instruction, HREI Board Member

Tony Stewart (Keynote Speaker), Board Member of Kootenai County Task Force for Human Relations, Co-founder of Human Rights Education Institution, former NIC Political Science Instructor, Human Rights Activist 

If you would like more information about the diversity symposium, please contact Laura Templeman or Jo Lien