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Alverno College will host its annual Community Conference virtually on Friday, April 23 as part of the College’s Teach and Learn Weekend. The theme of this year’s conference is “Reaching for Change: Promoting Equity,” and the goal is to explore how we can promote change through equity, diversity and inclusion. Deanna Singh, author, educator, motivational speaker and champion for marginalized communities will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. Her presentation on the Power of Inclusion will kick off the event.
The annual day of learning, which provides an opportunity for the extended Alverno community to share research, new initiatives and best practices, includes workshops, discussions and creative activities. Eighteen breakout sessions will be offered on a variety of topics including LGBTQ+ healthcare equity, cultivating female leaders, racial equity, disability justice, and the impact of COVID on marginal communities.
For more information about the 2021 Alverno Community Conference or to register, visit https://www.alverno.edu/community-conference. Additional questions can be directed to the Assessment and Outreach Center at 414-382-6020 or email@example.com.
The event is sponsored by the Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation.
About Alverno College
Founded in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, 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, school psychology, music therapy, music and liturgy, 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, Wisconsin’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution, ranks among the top schools in the Midwest for its commitment to undergraduate teaching and innovation by U.S. News & World Report. For the past two years, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education named Alverno the country’s most inspiring college.
Based in Milwaukee, Wis., Alverno College is a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college.