The History of Roosevelt Track
1:10 p.m. Lynn Weiner
Pioneering Social Justice: The History of Roosevelt UniversityJoin us for a slideshow and discussion about the inspiring story of Roosevelt University's founding, and some of the highlights of the past 75 years.
2:10 p.m.Margaret Rung
Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: A Political & Personal Partnership This session explores the personal and political partnership forged by the namesakes of our university, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Married in 1905, Franklin and Eleanor proceeded to build a political partnership that led the nation through the dual crises of the Great Depression and World War Two with strength, wisdom and grace. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion of these two extraordinary Americans. Bring your questions!
Diversity and Inclusion in Leadership Track
1:10 p.m. Christopher Anne Robinson-Easley, Ph.D.Moving Beyond Diversity and Intercultural ManagementIn her presentation, ‘Moving Beyond Diversity and Intercultural Management”, Dr. Robinson-Easley will walk the audience through the underlying tenets of a change strategy that is designed to help organizations and their leadership move away from a ‘managing diversity’ mindset and towards a ‘valuing humanity mindset’ while concomitantly privileging the personal lenses, cultures, and micro-cultures of people across the globe. This presentation is based upon her 2014 book “Beyond Diversity and Intercultural Management”, published by Palgrave Macmillan and housed in national and international universities and public libraries.
2:10 p.m.Debra OrrThe Double Bind of Women and LeadershipBased on the work of Kathleen Hall Jamieson, this course explores the stereotypes and challenges women face as leaders, including those no-win situations that confront women in all industries. Various types of binds are explored, as well as ways to intervene and champion women leaders in your own professional life.
Social Justice in Action Track
1:10 p.m. Paul Wertico Music That Makes A DifferencePaul Wertico, Associate Professor of Jazz & Contemporary Music Studies at CCPA, examines and discusses some of the songs and artists that helped make an impact on modern society. He’ll present musical examples, discuss their importance and influence, and have a Q&A, in a live presentation from Bolzano, Italy (via the internet) where he will be on tour, conducting workshops and performing concerts with the Gianmarco Scaglia & Paul Wertico Quartet, supporting their new CD, “Dynamics in Meditation.”2:10 p.m.John FountainTelling Social Justice StoriesBlack Lives Matter, Me Too, LGBTQ & You: Telling the stories of social justice in the 21st century. Combining age-old reporting techniques and digital technology—from android and iPhones to DSLR cameras—students learn to capture the faces, voices and narratives of organizers and participants of some of today's most visible social movements. Included in the course is an examination of the history of the media's role in advancing social movements. For anyone who wants to learn to tell professional quality stories that matter—from print to digital platforms.