Millersville University values difference and pursues equity of all members of our community. Those values will be on full display during the 6th annual Learning Institute Global Well-being and Social Change Conference on April 24-26 in the Student Memorial Center (SMC) on MU’s campus.

This three-day conference will begin with a showing of “Teach Us All,” a documentary about the 1957 Little Rock school desegregation crisis from 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. A discussion will be led by Dr. Tiffany Wright, associate professor, graduate coordinator for leadership and coordinator of Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership at MU.

The remainder of the conference will be packed with informative sessions on topics ranging from social justice for children with incarcerated parents to autism education. The event’s keynote speaker, Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice provost for Inclusion and Diversity and vice president for Strategic Affairs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, will speak about “Courageous Leadership: Engagement, Equity and Empowerment,” in the SMC Multipurpose Room (MPR) from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 25.

Day three of the conference will include more interesting sessions and a plenary speaker from Lancaster Stands Up (LSU), from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the SMC MPR. LSU leaders Eliza Booth, Julia Berkman-Hill and Melanie Yoder Salim will discuss LSU’s understanding of the current political moment, theory of change and the challenges that stand in the way of people realizing their own political agency.

Registration is free for this event. For more information, contact Dr. Karen Rice at karen.rice@millersville.edu.

 

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