The Office of Student Life is proud to announce the 2nd Annual DreamSpeak Conference
at Randolph-Macon College. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate
in this exciting learning experience. The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
is partnering with the Office of Student Life to offer this unique opportunity.
The DreamSpeak Conference will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9:00
am - 12:00pm at Randolph-Macon College.
DreamSpeak 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 DreamSpeak
Conference will be able to demonstrate an increased awareness of how attitudes,
beliefs, behavior, and language can impact relationships int he Randolph-Macon Community.
This year, we will be exploring the culture and environment of Randolph-Macon College.
Our keynote presenters will be the Virginia Center
for Inclusive Communities. The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
(VCIC) conducts programs that promote understanding and respect on ALL issues of
diversity, for ALL age groups, ALL across Virginia.
Each year, Inclusive Communities leads educational programs, conferences, retreats,
and workshops for thousands of youth, educators, community members, non-profit organizations,
and corporate and business leaders. These events and experiences teach participants
not simply to notice differences, but also to respect variety in race, religion,
and culture. We deliver our message in schools, houses of worship, the community,
and in the workplace.
Our organization traces its roots back to 1935 in Virginia. With a lengthy and rich
history, we have been destined to change with the times, even as we work to change
the times in which we live. Originally founded as the Virginia Region of the National
Conference of Christians and Jews, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
concluded our association with NCCJ in 2005 and joined with many of our fellow offices
across the country to form the
National Federation for Just Communities, a new movement
fighting prejudice in all its forms.
VCIC will talk about difference, how to communicate effectively, and the impact
that each person and their awareness and celebration of difference can have on our
community. Attendees will have the opportunity following the keynote to pick an
area that they are most passionate about and discuss the current climate on campus,
issues, as well as action plans. Finally, everyone will come together to discuss
the findings and develop an action plan to make inclusion an integral part of the
There is no cost for Randolph-Macon College students, faculty, staff, or alumni.
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact James McGhee, Assistant
Dean of Students, at 804-752-7266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also contact the Office of Student Life at 804-752-7318 or
email@example.com. Thank you for giving of your time to share your skills
and knowledge with our R-MC Community!