The Rhode Island College Dialog on Diversity Committee was established in 1995 by President John Nazarian to provide leadership and coordination of activities in furtherance of the cause. Each year the The Dialog on Diversity Committee sponsers two major events: the Dialog on DIversity Spring Lecture and Promising Practices.
DOD's Spring Lecture series is committed to promoting an understanding and appreciation of the differing backgrounds and beliefs of individuals in the college community as well as the larger community of which it is a part.
Promising Practices plays a key role in defining multicultural and diverse education in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The conference historically includes a keynote speaker and over 20 workshops designed to engage educators and other conference participants working with youth from diverse backgrounds. Educators in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Rhode Island College faculty, social service professionals, and undergraduate and graduate students, pre-service and inservice teachers are attendeess at the conference.
Recording of Dr. Paula Rothenberg's 2004 Promising Practices Keynote address. This recording also includes the introduction to the speaker by Mustafa Ozcan.
This lecture was presented as a part of the Dialog on Diversity Committee of Rhode Island College Spring Lecture Series. Ms. Vaid is the author of Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation and co-author of Creating Change: Public Policy, Sexuality and Civil Rights.
Suzan Shown Harjo
Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee) is a poet, writer, lecturer, curator and policy advocate, who has helped Native Peoples recover more than one million acres of land and numerous sacred places. She has developed key federal Indian law since 1975, including the most important national policy advances in the modern era for the protection of Native American cultures and arts, including the 1996 Executive Order on Indian Sacred Sites, the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, the 1989 National Museum of the American Indian Act and the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act.