The 2023 MCC Diversity Conference is scheduled for Friday, October 6, 2023, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM on the Brighton Campus in the Warshof Conference Center, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center (Monroe A/B). The theme for this year’s conference is Challenge Accepted: Creating An Educational and Work Environment That Champions Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice and will feature SUNY’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Ricardo Nazario y Colón.
The focus will center around the need for honest assessments and dialogue to ensure that faculty, staff and students are truly ready to address the issues of diversity, equity and belonging in both education and in the workforce. Systematic DEISJ work requires grit, determination and a compassion for ensuring that every student, faculty, staff and employee has an equal and equitable opportunity to have their basic needs met and to have that sense of belonging based on relationships founded in trust, respect and support. We hope that all participants come to the session to fully engage in the self-work necessary to create a positive learning and working environment for all.
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited to the first 150 registrants. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.