Shared by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The annual Diversity Symposium is open to all faculty and staff. This year’s theme is “Understanding Systemic Racism: Past, Present, and Making it Personal.”

  • Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wojcik Conference Center
  • CEUs: 0.35
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: October 10, 2022)

For more information about the sessions, speakers and more, please visit the 2022 Diversity Symposium webpage.

Systemic racism impacts all of us collectively as a higher education institution. As the campus and the world become increasingly diverse, it is vital that we understand how systemic racism impacts and intersects with various historically underrepresented, underserved, and/or marginalized communities and groups; including, but not limited to, abilities/disabilities, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and/or socioeconomic status. Participants will gain deeper insight into how systemic racism impacts people, organizations, policies, and practices. Additionally, strategies for minimizing systemic barriers individually and collectively will be discussed to amplify the success of Harper’s students, faculty, and staff. The depth of your level of understanding and/or knowledge of this topic should not detour you from attending. The Diversity Symposium creates a brave space for all employees to engage with each other, and opportunities to interact with phenomenal diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioners/clinicians to acquire new knowledge and perspectives are extended.

For more information about the sessions, speakers and more, please visit the 2022 Diversity Symposium webpage.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served; however, registration is required. Registration closes on October 10, 2022.

Interpreters will be present. Participants who desire to request additional accommodations and/or have questions about accessibility at the Diversity Symposium should email or call 847.925.6266 at least two weeks before the event.

The Diversity Symposium is hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.