Racial identity development will be the central issue addressed at a national conference to be held on March 27 at the University of Maryland College Park.
In its inaugural year, the Conference on Racial Identity Development (CORID) will allow participants the opportunity to increase their understanding of various aspects of racial identity as a tool to support students, faculty and staff as well as constructively address racial challenges and interactions in institutions of higher education. The conference is hosted by the Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education at the University of Maryland.
“This year’s conference promises to be one of the most thought-provoking, with leading racial identity experts scheduled to discuss the most salient issues as it relates to race and higher education,” said Christopher Lester, EdD, director of the Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education at the University of Maryland.
A keynote luncheon address, “Talking Justice: Using Words and Voice to Make Change,” will be delivered by Marybeth Gasman, PhD, a professor of Higher Education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the newly founded Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions.