10th Annual State System Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education
INTERSECTIONALITY: MOVING BEYOND THE MARGINS
West Chester University
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Call for Proposals is now closed. If you would still like to submit information for the Student Poster Forums, please email Hiram Martinez or call 610-436-2991
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education is honored to sponsor the Tenth Annual Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education on November 16–17, 2017, at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU).
West Chester, PA, will be the home of the 2017 State System Summit. The conference theme – "Intersectionality" denotes the interconnection between social identities and systems of oppression. Intersectionality causes us to understand that the many forms of oppression are interrelated and manifest itself in multiple forms of injustice and discrimination. Through intersectionality we gain a more robust understanding of the complexity of oppression and its impact.
While the concept of intersectionality causes us to examine oppression, power relationships, and hierarchies from multiple perspectives, intersectionality also speaks to the role of the State System and how our universities are addressing issues of diversity and inclusion. How are we implementing innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to connect with one another, to build bridges within and outside of our universities, and to create countless opportunities for research, teaching, and learning?
The 2017 State System Summit theme, Intersectionality: Moving from Beyond the Margins, invites the exploration of multi-disciplinary scholarship, programs, and initiatives that are having a positive effect on our diversity and inclusion efforts. However, we do not want to keep these practices confined to the State System, we want to "move beyond the margins" by sharing our ideas with the communities and the commonwealth we serve. How can we work collaboratively and across divisions to address issues of diversity and inclusion? How do we engage others when there are barriers? What are ways in which intersectionality creates opportunities for new connections and innovations? What can we gain by establishing multi-disciplinary practices among our many communities in order to further promote diversity and inclusivity?
Proposals for the 2017 State System Summit are no longer being accepted. If you would still like to submit information for the Student Poster Forums, please email Hiram Martinez or call 610-436-2991. We're looking forward to hearing your thoughts, seeing you present your research, and engaging with you at West Chester University. Together, we can intersect and connect with our constituents and communities.
The Student Poster Forum provides students with an opportunity for scholarly development by presenting in poster format their original research, scholarly activity, or programming related to the 2017 State System Summit theme, "Intersectionality: Moving Beyond the Margins". Participation is designed to foster an environment of collaboration on each university campus among students, faculty, and staff, and to provide students with a forum to present and discuss their work.
Proposals for the 2017 State System Summit: Student Poster Forums are now being accepted.