Announcing the 2017 Conference on Diversity and Inclusion!

The Office of Intercultural Affairs is pleased to announce:


8th Annual
Conference on Diversity and Inclusion
Forging Ahead in Light and Hope

Friday, February 10, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Martin Institute for Law & Society

The Conference on Diversity and Inclusion is an annual event that is designed to bring together students, faculty, and staff to discuss diversity and inclusion at Stonehill. Attendees at the conference share, learn, and engage in meaningful dialogue and connection, and walk away with meaningful tools and awareness they can use to create meaningful change on campus and beyond. All members of the Stonehill community are strongly encouraged to attend.

This year’s conference theme is “Forging Ahead in Light and Hope.” This theme is inspired by the recent election season and serves to keep us focused on moving forward in light of what’s to come. This year’s conference will serve as a forum to help us set a course for action towards meaningful change and inclusion of all members in the name of our College’s mission.

To learn more about the conference, click HERE!

Call for Presenters!

We are now accepting program proposals for the 2017 Conference on Diversity and Inclusion at Stonehill College. The goal of this year’s conference is to further dialogue on campus about how to foster an inclusive, respectable environment at Stonehill College.

We are seeking individuals from the community to lead sessions on topics related to our theme of moving forward in action, including but not limited to:

  • Microagressions in and out of the classroom
  • Creating “brave spaces” versus safe spaces
  • Understanding privilege, power, and oppression
  • Exploring Whiteness and being an effective White ally
  • Building inclusivity through a Catholic identity
  • Using social media to address prejudice and discrimination
  • Understanding cognitive dissonance in social justice conversations
  • Being a vocal bystander during moments of social injustice

Click here to see the program and list of sessions for the 2016 Conference on Diversity and Inclusion.

Session presenters will be notified if their session is accepted. All conference sessions are 50 minutes long and will take place in Martin Institute for Law and Society.

DEADLINE FOR PROGRAM PROPOSALS: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 @ 11:59 PM


PLEASE NOTE: If you submit a proposal for the conference, you must also register for the conference, even if you are only able to present during your session.

For any questions about the Conference on Diversity and Inclusion, please contact Patrick Hale ( or Jasmine Mahoney (


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