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EDI + Leadership

The Bridge to Change Conference is an opportunity to bring student leaders together to explore inclusive leadership while focusing on equity and diversity. Through experiential workshops, a keynote presentation, and intentional time to reflect with fellow participants, students will be able to explore critical topics impacting our campus community today.

Sunday, November 13th 2022
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Centennial Hall
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Students will be able to learn about various areas of diversity while developing an understanding of their personal role in the greater picture. Sessions will be provided for students of all training levels to help continue our campus goal of creating a culture of inclusion. Additionally, this conference allows students to complete four of their ten required sessions for the Student EDI Certificate.

The Bridge to Change Conference will be hosted twice annually in April and November.  This event is student-run and addresses current issues within our community.

Student EDI Conference Tentative Fall Schedule 2021

8:30 am - 9:00 am – Breakfast, Event Open
9:00 am- 10:20 am - Welcome Addresses and Keynote Presentation
10:30 am - 11:30 am – Breakout Session 1
11:40am - 12:40 pm - Breakout Session 2 
12:45pm- 1:20 pm – Lunch 
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Critical Thinking Break 1 
2:10 pm - 3:10 pm – Breakout Session 3 
3:20 pm - 3:50 pm - Critical Thinking Break 2
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm – Critical Discussion
4:40 pm – 5:00 pm – Closing Session


Meet the Keynote - Hemie Collier, Senior Diversity Officer & Director of Intercultural Life, Cornell College

Using your voice allows you to be seen, heard, and taken seriously. I plan to help students find their voice on a college campus and use it in a way that can cause important and effective change amongst students and institutionally. We will discuss why finding your voice is important, how to effectively use your voice, and lastly who should be hearing your voice.

Bridge to Change Committee Members:

Student Members:

Anna George
Crystalina Peterson
Esabelle Hutchison
Jamie Peterson
Jinxxy Julson
Josh Holness
Maggie Minnick
Sara Nagel
Scout McKnight

Staff Members:

Joshua Gonzalez
Katy Rand

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