All members of the campus and greater communities are welcome to submit proposals to present at this event. Complete proposals from Illinois State faculty, staff, and members of the community must be submitted before Friday, August 31, 2018 to be considered. Student proposals must be submitted before Sunday, September 16, 2018.
The CRCC Committee seeks proposals for the 2018 CRCC Conference with the theme, Diversity and Inclusion in an Ever-Changing Political Environment, to be held at Illinois State University on October 30-31, 2018. At this conference, we will create spaces that work bridge divides and challenge us all to become better allies. This conference is aimed at continuing to honor the contributions and talents of our diverse community and further dismantle systems of oppression.
In an era of racism, sexism, discrimination, and heightened tension across the country, there is a great need to provide dedicated time and space in our own community for dialogue and action towards unity. This conference hopes to bring together diverse groups of individuals from across our campus and the greater community to further understand and explore inequities and biases against marginalized groups and commit to continued action towards dismantling the systems that perpetuate these injustices on both individual and group levels. Systems of oppression have plagued our country and community for centuries. These systems include institutions such as schools, corporations, and our criminal and judicial structures.
In addition to the topics and areas that have been covered by CRCC conferences during the past two years, we are adding an international dimension to this year’s conference to reflect on what diversity and inclusiveness mean to us at ISU and our community while we continue to internationalize the university.
On October 30-31, 2018, Illinois State University and the surrounding community have an opportunity to unite together to continue the action-oriented dialogue that allows us to challenge oppressive behaviors within ourselves and at the systems level. We will explore how we can support and empower those most affected by this behavior while simultaneously confronting the privilege and bias that operate widely within our community. The sessions on internationalization and international education will focus on topics such as comprehensive internationalization of ISU, global learning both in and outside of classrooms and mentoring international students.
Previous years’ conferences brought to light systemic oppression that has been plaguing our community. This year we seek quality proposals that will continue to expound on what is impacting our community, but we also seek quality proposals that serve to will also provide tangible strategies and recommendations that can empower individuals to take a more active role in breaking down and dismantling these oppressive systems.
We seek proposals from and that can speak to a wide audience of stakeholders, including, but not limited to:
Proposals should align to one or more of the following broad learning outcomes. Participants will: