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Each year the Office of Equity & Inclusion hosts a Summit focused on current or national themes to enhance our campus and community education, climate and culture. 

2016 Diversity Summit: 

The 2016 Diversity Summit consisted of the Power of One Conference. Equity and Inclusion partnered with NASPA to host NASPA's Region V Power of One Conference, which took place on April 28-30, 2016.


2015 Diversity Summit: 

February 20, 2015 | 12:30pm-5:30pm

Good Intentions Aren't Enough; The Damaging Effects of Microaggressions

Racism and other forms of oppression can manifest in both overt, blatant discriminatory practices, and covert, subtle and innocuous remarks and actions. There is a large body of research on the overt forms of racism in society. Less talked about are the subtle forms of conscious and unconscious comments and actions, called microaggressions. Well-intended, "nice" people tend to perpetuate micoaggressions. During this interactive session, participants will learn to identify all forms of microaggressions, learn strategies to address and interrupt them, and assess their cultural competencies.

Keynote speaker: Yoshiko Harden

Yoshiko Harden earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, San Diego in Communications and Women's Studies in 1996. In 2001, she earned her M.Ed from Seattle University in Student Development Administration. Currently, Ms. Harden serves as the Vice President for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer at Bellevue College. In that role, Ms. Harden provides leadership in the development, coordination and implementation of programs that promote equity and diversity. As a member of the President's staff, she provides guidance, advice, counsel and support to faculty, staff, students and administrators in support of diversity initiatives. Ms. Harden was formerly the Director of Multicultural Services and Student Development at Highline Community College.

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