4th Annual NIC Diversity Symposium

When:
April 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
2019-04-16T09:00:00-07:00
2019-04-16T20:00:00-07:00
Where:
North Idaho College
1000 W Garden Ave
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
USA
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Victoria Michael
2087693316

The NIC Diversity Symposium on April 16, 2019 is a day filled with discussion, presentations, and displays connected to the college’s diversity theme (Cultural Identity for 2018-20) and the common read (currently Sebastian Junger’s Tribe). Attendees are invited to attend one or all of these free sessions as this year’s symposium investigates the question “What Is Cultural Identity?” Presenters will speak about the ways in which our various identities (gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, etc.) affect our experiences in the world.

Keynote speaker Daniella Zalcman will discuss her ongoing project, Signs of Your Identity, a portrait series of survivors of Canadian Indian Residential Schools. The project received the 2017 Arnold Newman Prize, a 2017 Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award, the 2016 Magnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Award, and is part of Open Society Foundation’s Moving Walls 24.

Attend all or part! Space will be limited to RSVP for your free seat early: https://NIC-4th-annual-diversity-symposium.eventbrite.com

FULL SCHEDULE______________________________________
9 am – 10:15 am in the Lake CdA Room
*A Journey into the Deaf World*
with Douglas Tapani, University of Cinncinati
Tapani speaks about the journey that led him to discover his native language (ASL) and cultural identity (deaf man) as an adult, after growing up isolated in a hearing world.

10:30 am – 11:45 am in the Lake CdA Room
*Courageous Conversations*
with Juli Stratton, North Idaho Pride Alliance
Stratton addresses “humanizing” the other through Courageous Conversations, tackling such topics as cultural humility, competence vs. cultural humility, mindbugs and biases, and identifying privilege.

Noon – 12:50 pm in Blue Creek Bay Room
Cardinal Reads Roundtable
with Dr. Kimberley Richards, Salish School of Spokane
Listen to stories about the impact of language maintenance and renewal in the Salish speaking territory of the Indigenous Columbia Plateau. / Part of the 2019-20 Cardinal Reads Lecture Series

1 pm – 2:15 pm in the Lake CdA Room
Signs of Your Identity
with Daniella Zalcman, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Keynote speaker Daniella Zalcman will discuss her ongoing project, Signs of Your Identity, a portrait series of survivors of Canadian Indian Residential Schools. The project received the 2017 Arnold Newman Prize, a 2017 Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award, the 2016 Magnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Award, and is part of Open Society Foundation’s Moving Walls 24.

ABOUT KEYNOTE: Zalcman is a documentary photographer based between London and New York. She is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and a fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation.

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm in the Lake Cda Room
PANEL DISCUSSION: Language Maintenance and Revitalization within the Indigenous Columbia Plateau
with Dr. Kimberley Richards (Salish School of Spokane), Audra Vincent (Coeur d’Alene Tribe Language Program), and JR Bluff (Kalispel Tribe Language Department)
NIC’s Dr. Victor Begay moderates a discussion of Native language maintenance and revitalization within the Indigenous Columbia Plateau, and the importance and significance of language to Native identity.

7 pm – 9 pm in the Lake CdA Room
Readers Theater: The Laramie Project
with Actors, Vagabonds, and Such and Gender & Sexuality
NIC theater program students perform a reading of Moisés Kaufman’s play about reactions to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.
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Questions? For more information visit www.nic.edu/diversity or email josann.lien@nic.edu or laura.templeman@nic.edu.
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This event was made possible with funding from the NIC Foundation, the NIC Office of Instruction, and the NIC Diversity Council. Logistical support provided by North Idaho College Disability Support Services and the Human Right Education Institute.

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