Quest for Community: A Call to Action
April 13, 2007
On Friday, April 13, 2007, Wright State University (WSU) hosted the seventh annual Quest for Community: A Call to Action conference. The Quest Conference is an annual, state-wide conference that explores diversity issues in higher education. The purpose of the conference is to bring together students, faculty, staff, and community to encourage an understanding of and commitment to diversity issues and to offer opportunities to exchange resources related to diversity enhancement. The seventh annual conference continued to explore ongoing efforts to create inclusive environments, programs, and curricula; initiatives to improve campus climate; and opportunities for educational access and success, especially for diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations.
The 2007 theme was "The Strength of Difference: Transforming Communities for the Future."
The conference keynote address, presentations, and conference attendees addressed the following questions:
- How do we build economic, social, and educational equity and inclusiveness in our regional community?
- In what ways have new technologies changed our understandings of communities and how we build communities?
- How do we understand our differences and diversities in order to build meaningful and transformative communities?
- What kinds of dialogues need to take place to strengthen communities?
- What is the role of higher education in making change and transforming communities?
- How do we prepare ourselves as faculty, staff, and higher education administrators for a future we might not be able to imagine?
- What are the existing strengths of our communities and how can we build on these strengths to prepare and transform communities for the future?
Edward James Olmos
"We're All in the Same Gang"
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Apollo Multipurpose Room
WSU Student Union
Free & Open to the Public
No Tickets Required
In collaboration with Quest for Community: A Call to Action, Wright State University's Presidential Lecture Series is proud to host actor and activist Edward James Olmos. Please join conference participants, the Wright State campus, and the local community for this exciting, free lecture.
For more information, please visit the Quest Conference Speakers' page.
Ana M. Guzmán
Friday, April 13, 2007
Apollo Room, Student Union
Conference Registration required
Wright State University is pleased to welcome Ana M. "Cha" Guzmán, one of the nation's foremost Hispanic educators and a former advisor to the Secretary of Education during the Clinton administration, to the campus. As the first woman president of Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas, Guzmán will now address Quest conference attendees as the event's keynote speaker. Please join the collection of state-wide conference attendees and presenters for this compelling address.
For more information about Ana M. "Cha" Guzmán, visit the Quest Conference Speakers' page.