2020 Student Success Day - Let's Learn Together
Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Where We Go from Here
September 22, 2020, 9:00am-2:30pm
Participants will be entered to win prizes - including gift cards and college credits!
Keynote Speaker 9 am to 10 am
Multiculturalism: A Look at Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Where We Go from Here
Manasseh Kambaki, Andre Crockett, and James "Coach Rob" Robertson - Presented by Hope Fuse, a non-profit group from Southeastern Minnesota whose mission is "to enhance the quality of life for minorities, at risk youth, and adults with disabilities."
Break Out Sessions 10:15 am to 11 am
- Andre Crockett, James "Coach Rob" Robertson, and Manasseh Kambaki: Continuing the Conversation. Join us to engage in further conversation about multiculturalism in today's world, with our keynote speakers, the members of Hope Fuse. Focus will be given to creating a welcoming, inclusive learning environment for all members of our college community. Co-host/Support: Josiah Litant
- Greg Cady: Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. Criminal Justice instructor Greg Cady will take an in-depth look at the impact of recent social events in the criminal justice system. Co-host/Support: Dawn Lubahn
- Leah Schnaith & Leann Cady: Racism has a Cost for Everyone. Leah and LeAnn lead a discussion about how racism affects the economy. Conversations will center around the research of Heather McGhee whose startling insights show how racism fuels bad policymaking and drains our economic potential.
Break Out Sessions 11:15 am to 12 pm
- Chris Stout: History of Slavery in America. History instructor Chris Stout will discuss the impact of slavery on systemic racism in the United States. Co-host/Support: Brad Alsop
- Janine Mason & Jennifer Aspen: Cultural Practices in Healthcare. Nursing instructors Janine Mason and Jennifer Aspen will lead a student panel discussion sharing some common practices across healthcare in their culture.
- Arielle Pompilius: The Danger of a Single Story. Arielle will lead a discussion of Chimamanda Adichie's "The Danger of Single Story." Adichie narrates her experience with underrepresentation of African culture in literature and explains the transformative power of representation. Co-host/Support: Liz Micheel
Panel and Wrap up 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Narratives from Southeast Minnesota
Our panelists will share, discuss, and address issues and personal experiences regarding race and equity in Southeast MN. This moderated listening session will focus on individual accounts and reactions to a variety of situations encompassing marginalization and the absence of equity in the region. Each panelist will provide a self-introduction, followed by a discussion concentrated on their day-to-day life living in the Winona/Red Wing area.