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Diversity in Research & Practice Conference

9th Annual
Diversity in Research
& Practice Conference

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Director: Alexis Jones
Black Student Network, TC Registered Student Organization

Reclaiming Our Research: Repositioning and Refocusing in Today's Political Climate

April 21st, 2018
Teachers College, Columbia University


The Black Student Network recognizes that the struggles of today are historically familiar as the empowering voices of marginalized people continue to be under- and misrepresented in research. As the insidiousness of our current socio political climate increases, systems authorized by the multitude of -isms are continuously re-designed to uphold and protect homogenous, patriarchal supremacy.  Therefore, it is vital for us to reposition and refocus our research in ways that allow us to reclaim our voice and agency efficaciously through scholarship and engagement in meaningful, elevated research that advances our collectivism through a humanist approach.

The 9th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference calls for poster and paper presentations that examine representation and the factors that highlight people of color in all experiences of human development. We believe that collaboration and dialogue across disciplines and engagement of various approaches of inquiry are essential to harnessing our capacity to be catalysts of change."

This year, the Diversity in Research and Practice Conference offers:

  • Roundtable Discussions: An opportunity for conference attendees to participate in discussion centered on a particular issue. A facilitator will provide a brief presentation of the subject in question and aid in guiding the discussion.

  • Poster Presentations: Participant's work will be presented on a visual display and participant will engage attendees about their work and answer questions.

  • Paper Presentations: Oral presentations of research papers, aided by PowerPoint, that may involve one or more presenters.

  • Multi-modal presentations: Presenters may propose work that examines and addresses the theme of the conference through mediums such as music, video, art, or spoken word.

Black Student Network
Registered Student Organization with the Office of Student Affairs
at Teachers College, Columbia University
For more event information, please contact tcblackstudentnetwork@gmail.com

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