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2017 State System Summit

Session 46

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

Social Awareness: From Theory to Practice

  • 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM
  • SYKES ROOM 209

Social awareness and multicultural competence are key principles when working in higher education settings. However, you may find yourself having trouble taking these theoretical frameworks and putting them into practice. This workshop will give you the opportunity to explore some of the core concepts in social awareness and how to move through theory to action when standing up against everyday social injustices.


Sarah Garner, WCU Student Volunteer


A. Malik Muhammad, Coordinator of Sexual and Gender Diversity at Bloomsburg University
A. Malik Muhammad joins us as the Coordinator of Sexual and Gender Diversity at Bloomsburg University. A double alum of West Chester University with a bachelor's in Psychology and a master's in Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs, Malik comes with a wealth of knowledge on how to bring diversity and inclusion to the forefront of institutional endeavors. He takes pride in his ability to present and bring forth clear, concise, and engaging programming related to social justice. As a proud brother of the Penn Tau chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and a strong advocate for the LGBTQA Community & other marginalized populations, Malik hopes to continue to help move our communities to a place of understanding and acceptance of those considered to be the "other"!

Albra Wheeler, Coordinator of the Women's Resource Center at Bloomsburg University
Albra Wheeler joins us as the Coordinator of the Women's Resource Center at Bloomsburg University. Wheeler received a Bachelor's in Communication Studies with a focus in Public Advocacy & Leadership from Bloomsburg University, where she then went on to pursue a Master's in the College Student Affairs program. Her research interests include feminist criticism, human communication, gender, and education. She regularly presents both workshops and original scholarship to a variety of campus and off-campus audiences, emphasizing audience involvement to facilitate dialogue around issues of local, national, and global significance.