The Great Lakes Colleges Association's Students of Color Leadership Conference (SOCLC) is an annual event sponsored by the Committee for Institutional Commitment to Educational Equity (CICEE). Each year, a different GLCA school hosts a dynamic conference that enables students of color to hone leadership skills, network, build capacity strategically and intellectually, and meet their counterparts from other campuses.
The 2012 Students of Color Leadership Conference, entitled '' Understanding Power & Privilege to Shape a Socially Just World" will be held at Kalamazoo College, November 9-10, 2012.
The 2012 Students of Color Leadership Conference, entitled ''Driving Our Journey to Excellence:
Understanding Power and Privilege to Shape a Socially Just World."
Kalamazoo College will host the GLCA Students of Color Leadership Conference (SOCLC), November 9-10, 2012.
This year's conference focuses on issues of privilege, power, and social justice. It is intended to equip students with tools for understanding these systems and then engaging with questions of equity and justice on our individual campuses and in the world. As our young leaders contemplate the many concepts and philosophies of serving mankind, it is our intent through keynote speakers and concurrent workshops to provide a foundation for understanding the essential elements of power, privilege, and social justice work.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. professed that "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."
Therefore, it is necessary for student leaders at our respective campuses to understand that this kind of transformative work requires sacrifice, energy, dedication, and self-care. In addition to focusing on power, privilege, and social justice activism, the conference is designed to provide student participants with the necessary tools that will assist them in understanding themselves from a holistic perspective, while enhancing their leadership development skills.
Click for a copy of the Workshop Proposal and Submission Information. Proposal deadline is Friday, September 21.
Click for a copy of the TENTATIVE Schedule - subject to change
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