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The Office of Student Life is proud to announce the 5th Annual Dream Speak Conference at Randolph-Macon College. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate in this exciting learning experience. What is Dream Speak? Dream Speak is an intentional commitment to inclusion at Randolph-Macon College. Drawing together students, faculty, and staff members, this co-curricular conference will provide our community with the opportunity to engage as a community around issues of diversity and inclusion, based on the successful student leadership conference, will provide intentional training, opportunities for engagement, and exploration of difference. Our overarching goal is that students who participate in the Dream Speak Conference will be able to demonstrate an increased awareness of how attitudes, beliefs, behavior, and language can impact relationships in the Randolph-Macon Community. The conference theme, DreamSpeak: United in Difference aims to bring the Randolph-Macon community together through difference rather than creating a further divide. Often times the word difference carries a negative connotation; however, our invited speaker Shinjini Das will highlight how identities influence our realities through her presentation on “A Millennial’s Quest for Identity”. Shinjini believes, millennials today have more choices and passions than ever, so how do you choose your calling, identify your purpose, and craft a meaningful life to leave a legacy? The first step is to find your identity. We are living in an increasingly diversified time, wherein we are surrounded by people of different cultures, races, ethnicities, beliefs, and more, but the key to sustained long-term progress is deep collaboration, love, empathy, and respect for all colors of humanity. We may be different, but we are united in celebrating our differences, and uplifting each other to fulfill our highest innermost potential. The world is transformed when each of us centers our soul and lives according to our most powerful identity. In this keynote, Shinjini Das shows how she has pieced her identity together from all over the globe, but that it takes time to do so. Shinjini shares with students her own struggles to define herself within the parameters of an empowered, Asian-American, millennial woman. She highlights how to find humor when you inevitably stumble on your path to finding yourself. Shinjini knows that you don't need to be sure; identities morph all the time. However, you do need to try to figure it out and love the differences of those around you. Being aware, informed, and loving towards the various situations of those around you is one of the crucial markers of maturity, and one that Shinjini hopes you will join her on this journey to achieve. Participants will, also, have the opportunity to have small group discussions about what are the strengths of our community and what do we need to tackle to reach our inclusion goals. How Much Does it Cost? There is no cost for Randolph-Macon College students, faculty, staff, or alumni.