Mariama Kurbally 
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Wednesday March 2, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST

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Rhode Island College 
Rhode Island College
Student Union
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

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2011 Diversity is a Way of LIFE Conference 

Diversity is a Way of L.I.F.E is a statewide conference presented by the Rhode Island College student organization L.I.F.E that brings together educators, students, artist and community-based activist’s to build a movement to develop and promote dialogue and diversity as a mode of social existence
The conference is a safe forum in which groups can learn from and teach each other by sharing knowledge, experience and strategies. It supports the use of dialogue as a tool for building bridges and fostering an equitable community. “Diversity is not an option in the real world," participants will gain an opportunity to engage in dialogue, generate awareness of the issues and foster enthusiasm for addressing them, while providing a model that can be adapted for individual campus dialogue opportunities.

2011 Diversity is a way of L.I.F.E Conference Timeline

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9:00-10:00    Checking In

                    Location: Student Union Ballroom

10:00-11:00  Welcoming/ Breakfast

                     Location: Student Union Ballroom

11:00-12:00  Workshop I: D.A.P Workshop

                     Presented by: Justin Brown

                    Location: Student Union Ballroom

12:00-12:30  Talking Circle
12:30-02:00  Concurrent Workshops

 Workshop  II: Embracing Women as a Site of Awakening, Creativity, and Power

                    Presented by: Isis Storm

                    Location:  Student Union 307

Workshop III: Emotions! How to create psychological openness to engage in dialogues about difference.

                    Presented by: Dr Saeromi Kim

                    Location:  Student Union 434

02:00-03:00 Lunch

                     Welcome from the College President: Dr. Nancy Carriuolo
                     Location: Student Union Ballroom

03:00-04:30  Workshop VI: From Precious to For Colored Girls

                     Presented by Rap Sessions

                     Location: Student Union Ballroom

04:30-06:30 Workshop V:  “The Unavoidable Challenge. Diversity is it a Threat or a    


                     Presented by North  Providence Youth Commission

                     Location:  Student Union 307     

                     Workshop VI: Practicing Diversity

                    Presented by Unity Center Alliance

                    Location:  Student Union 307

06:30-07:00 Closing/ Awards Presentation

                      Location: Student Union Ballroom