Eighth Annual Diversity Summit

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Act 48 and HRCI / SHRM Credits 

Registration fee: $75.00  |  Students: $30.00
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OCTOBER 10, 2017
     8:00-3:30 pm 

SESSIONS: CS 10 - 15

Understanding the Challenges and Finding Solutions for Inclusion of People with Disabilities
Facilitator: Stacy M. Kyle, Association on Higher Education and Disability(AHEDD) & PA Business Leadership Network

Attendees will hear about a number of challenges faced by people with disabilities and leave with possible solutions that they can implement or share with others.  The challenges covered will include common misconceptions about someone’s ability to participate/work, identification of effective accommodations, preparation for effective self-advocacy, frequent misunderstandings of SSA benefits, and various kinds of accessibility issues.  Becoming aware of the barriers is the first step to helping people with disabilities to be fully included in the workplace and community.
Session CS-10 | 10:15 - 11:45 am  &  2:00 – 3:30 pm 
Pending certification credit by both HRCI and SHRM


Anti-Semitism during the Holocaust and Beyond
Facilitator: Deb Smith, Hanover Public School District

Participants will learn the roots of anti-Semitism and how the Nazis were able to segregate Jews from the population thru laws and propaganda.  Participants will also view different examples of anti-Semitism today and will discuss the Party platform of Adolf Hitler.  
Session CS-11 | 10:15 - 11:45 am  &  2:00 – 3:30 pm .  Submitted to HRCI for evaluation
The Involvement on Leaders Breaking the Shackles of Life
Facilitator: Eric Johnson, SMART and Open Arms Recovery Center

There are a variety of paths in life and each of these paths can have a different set of struggles.  Some moments we feel broken and alone.  This workshop will consist of the story of one who’s been there and experienced various forms of shackles.  After finding his recipe for change, he was able to continue betterment through the help of leaders.  Some of these leaders will be in this workshop.  They will express how their areas can help to break various types of shackles for yourselves or other community members. Areas to be covered are Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Mental Health Treatment, Veteran Affairs, Education & Employment, the Treatment Courts of York County, and Medical Needs.  Information will be given on what each area is doing and what they have to offer individuals bound by shackles.  There will be time given for questions, as well as some materials.  We look forward to seeing you and are excited to continue helping the community.
Session CS-12 | 10:15 - 11:45 am  &  2:00 – 3:30 pm
Why Coexist can’t exist:
A Conversation on Religious Inclusivity
Facilitador: Cesar A. Perez, Iglesia Cristiana Manantial de Vida and Ri:Vive

You’ve seen it, that bumper sticker with the iconic religious symbols that spell out that one famous word, COEXIST.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could do what that bumper stick asks us?  Yet despite the creator’s intent and the popularity of that bumper sticker, we have yet to comply with the authors demands.  How come?  Why can’t we all just “get along”?  Why is the conversation so hard?  In this work shop we will face head-on one of the toughest conversation in our culture, the reason why religious inclusivity hasn’t been possible and what to do about it.  We will ask ourselves the hard questions, we will go where other feel uncomfortable and we will search for truth in what is called relative.  Come, let’s discover together.  Session CS-13 | 10:15 - 11:45 am  &  2:00 – 3:30 pm


How Losing My Sight Opened My Eyes
Facilitator: Jeremy Poincenot, Motivational Speaker  

This informative, interactive and highly-engaging breakout session explores the importance of embracing interdependence. The speaker will share his own story of personal adversity and how he turned challenges into opportunities through collaboration, trusting relationships, and meaningful partnerships. This session will particularly focus on how to think strategically about solutions through authentic collaboration, because alone we are limited, but together we are limitless.  Session CS-14 | 10:15 - 11:45 am  

Get out of your Comfort Zone in Order to Maximize on Being Inclusive   
Facilitator: Deo Mwano, Motivational Speaker

Explore how to be truly inclusive and learn how to confront your personal biases in order to give everyone a fair chance. Being inclusive opens up opportunities to learn from others. Diversity brings ingenuity to communities. How do you create a space that allows other cultures to feel welcomed and provide them opportunities to thrive? Come learn different techniques that will help you and your organization confront your biases and help you build relationships with different cultures. When people feel they belong that is when they feel a sense of ownership, invest and protect the community they live in. Come and join Deo in this insightful workshop that will help you and your organization improve your approach in how to be inclusive.
SESSION CS-15 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM  Pending certification credit by both HRCI and SHRM

Working with Multiracial Individuals in a Race-Conscious Society
Facilitator: Cori A. Reed, TrueNorth Wellness Services
Multiracial children and families are two of the fastest growing populations in the United States. Similarly interracial relationships and adoptions also continue to increase. With an increase in the population of multiracial children and individuals, it’s important that we as a society are able to provide support to this population. Multiracial individuals often face microaggressions, and discrimination (both implicit and explicit). They are often asked and told that they must pick a race or culture, as if they are unable to identify with both. The purpose of this presentation is to help individuals to understand the joys and challenges of multiracial individuals, and what we can do as a society to better support these individuals personally, and professionally. Pending certification credit by both HRCI and SHRM