Check-In & Continental Breakfast
Blackwell Foyer

Blackwell Ballroom

Keynote Address, presented by Robyn Ochs
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Educational Session I

Break out 1: Movement Building on Campus
Charlene Carruthers, Closing Keynote Speaker
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This presentation will on movement building on college campuses. 

Break out 2:
Yes! I Have No Banana, or More Than the Sum of My Parts: Surviving (Trans)Gender Discrimination in Academe, presented by Dr. Jess Simmons Lecturer English (Longwood)
Prince Edward Room

Dr. Simmons will reflect on a teaching career that has spanned two decades and two genders and talk about how she endured, survived, and eventually prevailed over career-destroying discrimination, from getting chalk-dust on a tweeded jacket as a tenured male associate professor in a college classroom to getting butter on her blouse as a woman working concessions at a movie theater. Happy to be teaching again here at Longwood University, Dr. Simmons promises her talk will include some humor and whimsy. (She’s still waiting for Vanity Fair to call about her cover shoot.) 

Break out 3:
Diversity 101: The Road to Social Justice, presented by
Karen Richardson & Emily Grandfield, Student Diversity & Inclusion Council (Longwood)
Virginia Room

This presentation will explore and define diversity, social justice, privilege, and oppression. We will look at how those terms are relatable to leadership, as well as our campus. We hope participants will leave with a renewed appreciation and a fresh perspective on leadership and social justice. 

Nance Room

Workshop Presentation, presented by Robyn Ochs
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Educational Session II

Break out 1:
Title IX, Sexual Assault, and ACL Injuries: Moving from reaction to prevention
Dr. Tim Coffey, Visiting Assistant Professor for Exercise Science (Longwood University)
Blackwell Ballroom

When Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted in 1972, many doors were opened for women and young girls. Unfortunately, not all of those doors has positive outcomes. Increased participation in sports has lead us to learn that female athletes are at much greater risk for an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury than their male counterparts. The Office of Civil Rights as of 2011 has mandated that college and universities address the increased risk that female college students are at for being sexually assaulted than male students. For both of these, ACL injuries and sexual assaults, much of the public focus has been on the reactionary aspect and how we treat and respond. This program will examine the implications of this focus on these instances and provide an argument that resources should be allocated towards more prevention and education. 

Break out 2:
Black By Popular Demand: The Rise of the Transracial Identity
Courtney Addison & Jonathan Page, Office of Citizen Leadership & Social Justice Edu (Longwood)
Prince Edward Room

The purpose of this presentation is to raise awareness of the complexity of racial identity and an understanding of the damaging consequences of the cultural appropriation and misrepresentation of black culture. The presentation focuses on: transracial identity, colorism, and cultural appropriation that have their root in white privilege. 

Break out 3:
Negotiating the Threat: The Intersectionality of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in College Sports
Maya Ozery, Asst Athletic Director for Academic Services & Leadership Development (Longwood)
Virginia Room

While participation in sport in the United States is widely considered to possess positive attributes, such as leadership development, teamwork, and self-discipline, it also operates from ideological stances that influence the experiences of its members. The presentation examines how the organizational culture of college sports perpetuates ideological structures based on gender, race, and sexual orientation, which leave some marginalized. Though the attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) individuals have improved (Herek, 2009), sexual minorities still face considerable prejudice in sport. We wills hare recent instances in which the media revealed athletes and coaches were discriminated against based on their sexuality, and discuss how these situations might reflect a larger issue. We call for the development of an inclusive culture in college sports, one that takes into account people’s difference identities. 

Closing Keynote, presented by: Charlene Carruthers
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Closing remarks and reflection
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