[PAST EVENT] Inaugural Diversity Symposium

October 22, 2016
8:30am - 4pm
School of Education
301 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

Benjamin Reese is the Vice President of the Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System and a licensed clinical psychologist. His office oversees diversity, inclusion, affirmative action/equal opportunity activities, and harassment/discrimination preventation for the university and the health system. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Community & Family Medicine.

Before assuming this role, Reese served as the assistant vice president for cross-cultural relations at Duke. For almost 40 years, Reese has worked as a consultant to educational institutions, profit and nonprofit corporations, and health care organizations in the areas of organizational change, conflict resolution, race relations, cross-cultural education, diversity and inclusion.

Workshops Include:

Microaggressions and the Power of Words

Understanding the Complexities of Gender and Gender


Religious Diversity: How do we Love?

After Fisher: Affirmative Action and the Future

Teaching Difficult Topics

Breaking Down the Silos: Leading Campus Change with Purpose

Women and Leadership

Creating a Sense of Belonging

Who Should Attend?

Faculty and staff, especially those who have roles related to advancing diversity within their departments; administrators on diversity committees, task forces or positions related to access, support and retention for students, faculty and staff. The session is free for attendees. Lunch and refreshments are provided. The program will include a keynote and concurrent workshops focusing on topics to help build an inclusive community.

Time: 9:00-4:30 (registration begins at 8:30)

To register, go to, by October 5, 2016. Space is limited.

Location: School of Education


[[wfglov, Chon Glover]], Chief Diversity Officer or (757) 221-7940