The Alverno Community Conference, an annual day of learning that provides an opportunity for the extended Alverno community to share current research around a central theme, will be held on Friday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. The event is open to the public and will explore the theme: “What Is Truth?” Through workshops, discussions, and creative activities, the conference aims to explore how truth is defined, offering world views, challenging social constructs and questioning ownership of truth while providing an opportunity for thought-provoking discussion. Participants can choose from 30 topics – all connected to truth – during two sessions.
The day will begin with a keynote presentation by Dr. Anne Bailey, a writer, historian, and a tenured professor of History and Africana Studies at State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY). She is committed to the concept of “living history,” meaning that events of the past are connected to current and contemporary issues. Her work also deals with the reconciliation of communities after conflicts like slavery, war and genocide.
Participants will then attend breakout sessions, followed by a culminating session where they can share and discuss what they’ve learned, and identify how that can be translated into meaningful action.
For more information about the 2018 Alverno Community Conference or to register, visit alverno.edu/communityconference. Additional questions can be directed to 414-382-6020, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Alverno College
Alverno College promotes the academic, personal and professional development of its students in a collaborative and inclusive environment. Undergraduate programs for women are offered in more than 60 areas of study, and graduate programs in education, nursing, community psychology and business are open to women and men.
A leader in higher education innovation, Alverno has earned international accolades for its highly effective ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, which emphasizes hands-on experience and develops in-demand skills. The College has consulted with three U.S. presidential administrations on accountability and outcomes in higher education and for the past eight years has been ranked one of the top five schools in the Midwest doing “the best job of educating undergrads” by U.S. News & World Report.
Based in Milwaukee, Wis., Alverno College is a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college.