Information and Call for Presenters
2009 Diversity Summit
Sponsored by the South Florida Diversity Alliance
Multiple Identities: A Nation of Cowards?
The South Florida Diversity Alliance’s annual Diversity Summit seeks to raise participants’ awareness of the many perspectives that make up our worldviews; provide an opportunity to examine issues impacting our diverse community; and supply applicable tools and strategies to participants to take action in order to improve our world. On November 7th, 2009, high school, undergraduate, graduate students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, and other members of the South Florida community will converge to explore this year’s theme.
Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been and we, I believe, continue to be in too many ways essentially a nation of cowards. Certain subjects are off limits and … to explore them risks at best embarrassment and at worst the questioning of one’s character.
–United States Attorney General Eric Holder
Building on comments made by United States Attorney General Eric Holder at a February 2009 event celebrating Black History Month, this year’s summit will engage participants in dynamic discussions about complex issues related to not only race but a host of other identity categories. To this end, we seek proposals for interactive presentations that challenge participants to dialogue openly about subjects that are perhaps still off limits in many segments of society – including, but not limited to:
Submission Deadline: October 2, 2009
Please send inquiries and 500 word proposals to:
Hawanya B. Miller, MS
FL Registered Intern, NC MFT Associate
PhD Student of Family Therapy
Student Chair, Diversity Summit 2009 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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