The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life has scheduled its Third Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference for Thursday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 14, in the Student Activities Center.
Titled “Diversity Yesterday, Today, and Forever,” the Diversity and Multicultural Conference is a dynamic and interactive development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally-complex society.
The keynote speaker will be Jeff Johnson, a Washington, D.C.-based, award-winning investigative journalist, social activist and political commentator that has spent the last decade serving as senior advisor for Media and Youth Outreach for People of the American Way, National Director of the Youth & College division of the NAACP and as vice president of the Russell Simmons Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN).
Conference participants will also have the opportunity to learn:
How to become culturally competent leaders;
Effective strategies to enhance communication and cross-cultural understanding in culturally diverse settings;
Issues faced by underrepresented or oppressed groups, such as students of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, and students with disabilities;
Current trends and the best practices for working with multiple populations;
How to challenge unfair, unjust, or uncivil behaviors;
Impact of diversity in society and how to integrate it in the classroom, student organization, and workplace;
Techniques on how to handle difficult situations;
Strategies for getting the entire campus community invested in diversity education initiatives;
Registration for the conference runs through Friday Sept. 23, and includes three meals, conference keepsakes and registration materials. Registration is free to Clayton State students, Clayton State faculty and staff pay $20, non-Clayton State attendees, $35. To attend the conference, register at
For more information, contact Atawanna L. Royal, campus activities coordinator in the Department of Campus Life, at (678) 466-5423 .