Mercy Summit on Diversity Equity and Inclusion

36 Ochre Point Ave, Newport , RI 02840

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Summit Learning Goals

As a result of attending this year's summit, participants will:

  • acquire inclusive communication strategies to foster a sense of belonging and inclusivity in our community.
  • explore cultural differences through regular intercultural engagement.
  • examine inclusive campus leadership through roles or initiatives that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within the campus community.
  • engage in creating an inclusive learning community through a nonjudgmental exchange of ideas, perspectives, and experiences with others.

Keynote Speaker: Jack Halberstam

Jack Halberstam is the David Feinson Professor of The Humanities at Columbia University. Halberstam is the author of seven books including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), In A Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011), Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012) and, a short book titled Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variance (University of California Press).  Halberstam’s latest book, 2020 from Duke UP is titled Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire. Places Journal awarded Halberstam its Arcus/Places Prize in 2018 for innovative public scholarship on the relationship between gender, sexuality and the built environment. Halberstam  is now finishing a second volume on wildness titled: Unworlding: An Aesthetics of Collapse. Halberstam was recently the subject of a short film titled “So We Moved” by Adam Pendleton which played at MoMA  NYC until January 30, 2022.

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