ALLIANCE, Ohio – The 13th annual Not Another Statistic Diversity Conference (NASDC) will be held virtually on Saturday, November 7. This year’s conference, entitled “Getting Into Good Trouble,” featuring keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, will be hosted by Mount Union's Student Diversity Council and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
In the midst of civil unrest and the struggle with social injustice, it takes developing leaders who are willing to speak up and speak out for those who cannot. Is there a cost for standing up for what's right? "Getting Into Good Trouble" will explore how to effectively navigate what leadership amongst the fight for equity for all looks like.
As the late John Lewis once said, “You must find a way to get in trouble, good trouble, necessary trouble.”
NASDC is an opportunity for college students to come together and explore diversity from a wide variety of perspectives. The conference’s goal is to share sessions encompassing a variety of pertinent issues relating to questions, concerns and issues of diversity, specifically where diversity may intersect with topics of leadership.
For individuals interested in leading a session, proposals are due Monday, October 12. Sessions are approximately 45 minutes in length and scheduled throughout the day. Presentations of all sorts, using various methods and modes of delivery, are encouraged.
Registration is required by Thursday, November 5 and is free for all attendees including Mount Union students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Visit mountunion.edu/nasdc to register or submit a proposal and view the conference schedule.
For more information, contact Ron Holden, assistant dean of students and director of diversity and inclusion, at (330) 823-2138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.