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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

June 25, 2020 | Virtual Conference 


[Recording now available for purchase]

Take Care | Fostering Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice  | All Sessions



(Please note: times listed in MDT)


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM  – Take Care: Amplifying and Celebrating Marginalized Community Members Through Co-Created Campus Events


10:30 AM – 10:40 AM  – Break


10:40 AM – 11:40 AM – Fostering Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice: Best Practices for University Events

11:40 AM – 11:45 AM – Break

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM – Ignite Session: Peer discussion on topics

*This event will qualify for 2.0 hours of CMP credit and 2 hours of CCEP credit.  


ACCED-I Member     Free
Nonmember    $110
Student   Free


Take Care: Amplifying and Celebrating Marginalized Community MembersThrough Co-Created Campus Events

Presented by: Ruby Joy White, Education Director for Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, Content Writer for Art For Ourselves, and a consultant for racial equity, queer equity, organizational structure & strategic planning trainings.

Through a creative racial equity lens, this session seeks to provide participants with language, tools, and strategies to create co-curricular events with members of marginalized communities on college/university campuses. Through concept development, interactivity, and collective storming, this session seeks to motivate participants to abandon prescriptive, traditional event planning techniques to building toward nourishing, co-created events with the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), Queer, Trans/Gender Non-conforming and other marginalized campus community members.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain tools to include campus marginalized communities in decision-making processes regarding campus events
  • Delve into a deeper understanding of the concepts of racial equity vs. equality, inclusion, liberation, and accessibility
  • Exploration of inclusive processes of communication with marginalized community members. 
  • Interactivity of creatively storming for inclusive event planning practices
  • Exploration of possibilities of co-created events with marginalized community members

Fostering Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice: Best Practices for University Events     

Presented by: Christa Hagan-Howe, Diversity Trainer, Sherwood Smith, Director, Center for Cultural Pluralism, Paul Yoon, Senior Advisor for Strategic Diversity, and Jesse Suter, Executive Director, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, The University of Vermont 

This panel session seeks to expand participantsunderstanding of both the specificity and intersectionality of issues of culture and social justice in general and with a specific focus of university events services units. Some of the topics we will cover are: access and accommodations issues, culture, ethnicity and race factors, classroom andonline curriculum and practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Share perspectives on the different cultural viewpoints and vocabulary
  • Gain richer understanding of importance of self-awareness and humility
  • Understand some of the basic practices for enhancing the educational experience overall and climate for marginalized populations
  • Explore metrics and rubrics for assessing your awareness, climate, knowledge, and skills 
  • Engage panelists in Q& A 


ACCED-I Financial Policy/Cancellation/Refund Policy:   ACCED-I accepts all major credit cards. You are considered registered for this event if you register and either pay or request to be billed for your registration. Notification of cancellations received by ACCED-I by Wednesday, June 17, 2020 will be refunded, less a $25 administrative fee. Replacements are welcome.  No-shows are responsible for payment in full. No refunds will be made after June 17, 2020. Should registration fees not be paid by the dates listed, you are still responsible for all cancellation related fees. If registration is made after June 17, 2020, the above policy still applies.

ACCED-I Federal ID Number 84-1023816

ACCED-I has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a  Preferred Provider of the below-listed continuing education courses, which qualify for CMP continuing education credit.   Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s  endorsement or assessment of education quality. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit .


The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International, striving to "Achieve Professional Growth and Distinction," has established the ACCED-I Collegiate Conference and Events Professional Certification Program (CCEP). The goal of the CCEP is to provide professionals who work in collegiate conference and event management with a certification program that encourages expanded knowledge through individual inquiry, participation in the profession and the Association. For more information about the CCEP, please visit the webpage here