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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Protecting the Vulnerable: LGBTQ and Suicide, 10:00-11:30 AM


The suicide rate in the LGBTQ community is one of the highest rates in any marginalized population. In this workshop, we’ll explore how the pandemic affected this population. We will also learn our Foundation’s trademarked strategy, ALP, to identifying risk and learning how to save lives.

Presented by

Elena Joy Thurston, Executive Director, Pride and Joy Foundation

Supporting Underrepresented Study Abroad Students: Research and Practices, 12:45-2:00 PM


Diversity practitioners and international educators will lead discussions on both research and practices for collaboration between these two groups of higher education professionals and the potential such collaboration has for increasing underrepresented students’ participation in study abroad.

Presented by

  • Christian Wilwohl, Dean of Global Education at Providence College
  • Emily Gorlewski, Director of Study Abroad at Wesleyan University
  • Quincy A. Bevely, Assistant Vice President/Title VI Coordinator at Providence College
  • Clare Kelly-Barra, Educational Opportunity Program Advisor at the State University of New Paltz
  • Grace Cleary, Assistant Dean of Global Education and adjunct faculty in the Global Education and TESOL Master’s program at Providence College


Thursday, March 4, 2021

Deconstruct and Diversify: Service-Learning from a Critical Lens, 8:30-9:20 AM


This session will accentuate the historical foundation of critical service-learning, highlight the implications of lacking diversity within local change and provide those who facilitate, recruit volunteers and organize community-centered events the tools to initiate conversations on power and service.

Presented by 

  • Jazlin Coley, Service Coordinator for Equity and Inclusion / AmeriCorps Member, Drake University
  • Sydnei Washington, Vice President of Neighborhood Relations / Equity and Inclusion Service Learning Ambassador, Drake University
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