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Cultivating Diversity, Equity, and Belonging on University Campuses

When: June 8, 2023, 9:00 am - Thursday

Where: Lamb & Scroll

Session 3

Session Abstract

In the midst of rapid change, university campuses are tasked with creating and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, and belonging. This session will explore strategies for cultivating an inclusive environment that promotes equity and celebrates diversity. Through conversation, storytelling, and group discussion, a panel of experts and practitioners will explore best practices for promoting cultural humility, building inclusive communities, and creating safe spaces for all students, staff, and faculty. The session will also address the challenges and opportunities associated with creating an inclusive campus culture, including strategies for addressing implicit bias, promoting allyship, and addressing systemic inequalities.


William Lofton Turner, Lipscomb University, Convener

  • Joel Anderson, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Participant
  • Tanya Smith Brice, Council on Social Work Education, Participant
  • Joi Carr, Pepperdine University, Participant
  • Raymond Carr, Harvard Divinity School, Participant
  • Wes Crawford, Abilene Christian University, Participant
  • Richard Hughes, Lipscomb University, Participant
  • Jennifer Shewmaker, Lipscomb University, Participant

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James Cone with conferee at the CSC in 2017

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Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson delivering the CSC plenary address

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Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), delivering the CSC plenary address.

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US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivering the CSC plenary address

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David Brooks engaging conferees during breakfast at the CSC

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