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Creating Inclusive Community

The University of Dayton will hold its annual 2017 Creating Inclusive Community Conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Jesse Philips Humanities Center.

Speakers include: 

  • * University of Dayton President Eric Spina, who will provide opening remarks and discuss the important role all members of the UD community play in creating an inclusive community on campus.
  • * University of Dayton Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Larry Burnley, who will give a presentation on the importance of engaging in diverse experiences and dialogue on campus plus how the University can create more of these opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.
  • * Martha Hurley, University of Dayton director of criminal justice studies, who will talk about the effect of private prisons. She will show a brief documentary — "Prisons For Profit" — that examines the first 18 months after the Corrections Corporation of America purchased the Lake Erie Correctional Institution in 2011 from the state of Ohio.
  • * Emily Anstaett and Sarah Ingles, law clerks with the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, who will discuss free speech and the rights of protestors.
  • * University of Dayton Diversity Peer Educators kick off the conference with an introduction to dialogue.

The conference, a student-led initiative supported by the University of Dayton offices of the provost and student development, is free and open to the public. It is a project of the Creative Inclusive Community mini-course taught by associate English professor Tom Morgan and Patty Alvarez, assistant dean of students and director of multicultural affairs.

Registration is required. Click the related link for a complete schedule and registration. Breakfast and lunch are provided. For more information, contact Kylie Thompson at


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