GLOW Student Leadership and Diversity Conference

GLOW Student Leadership and Diversity Conference

2022 Virtual GLOW Leadership and Diversity Conference

Empower yourself through virtual workshops and events that build skills in leadership, inclusion and confidence. 

All students, staff and community members are welcome to attend.

Pre-register for GLOW 2022 Virtual Events

Zoom links will be released on the day of the events. 

Virtual Events: 

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts 

Thursday, March 24 • 6 - 8 p.m. | Join via Zoom

“Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.” - Susan Sontag

Have you sat silent in the face of stereotypes and bias? You didn’t know what to say? Were you afraid to speak up? Staying silent in the face of demeaning comments, stereotypes or bias allows these attitudes and behaviors to thrive. This undermines our ability to create an inclusive campus, workplace or organization where each person is welcomed, treated with respect and able to do their best work. Yet, many times we want to speak up but don’t know how to. So, we say nothing. In this workshop, explore why people don’t speak up against stereotypes and other bias behaviors. Additionally, enhance your skills for speaking up against stereotypes with useful, easy-to-learn techniques, as you communicate in a diverse world.

Chill with Justice: A Music Listening Session 

Friday, March 25 • 3 - 4 p.m. | Join via Zoom

Music is believed to have the power to break down social walls and overcome differences that divide us. Join us as we listen to songs of social justice, change and inspiration as examples of how music can influence people, movements, and society. 

Just Cause: The Experience

Tuesday, March 29 • 12 - 2 p.m. | Join via Zoom

This unique interactive diversity program ripped-from-the-headlines is set in the work-from-home world of the COVID-19 pandemic with the backdrops of racial tensions and other social issues. The play explores the highly charged issues of race, class, religion, gender and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury. Through deliberations and post-show discussions, audiences engage in civil discourse that challenges preconceived notions.

Ouch! Your Silence Hurts

Tuesday, March 29 • 6 - 7:15 p.m. | Join via Zoom

"Ouch! Your Silence Hurts" continues the conversation that "Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts" started. In this virtual experience, delve more deeply into the pivotal role of the bystander and how you and others can become active allies by understanding the high cost of silent collusion, exploring the power of the bystander to make a difference and inspire passive bystanders to use their voice as active allies. 

The Legacy of Black Wall Street

Wednesday, March 30 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Join via Zoom

Explore the history of Tulsa’s Greenwood Area in the early 20th century —sometimes referred to as ‘Black Wall Street’ —and its subsequent destruction 100 years ago during the Tulsa Race Massacre. In addition, learn about its legacy in 2022. 

Gathering of Leaders

Thursday, March 31 • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Join via Zoom

Gain new ideas, challenge old ways of thinking, be empowered to make a difference and develop a leadership identity and vision through networking and exploring important issues in leadership and diversity. Hear from our engaging keynote speakers, Honorable Judge Kashoua Kristy Yang, the first Hmong-American Judge in Wisconsin, who will share leading through change and times of turmoil and resiliency. 

Speaker Bio: 
Honorable Judge Kashoua Kristy Yang was born in a refugee camp in Thailand, she was seven when her family moved to Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Yang’s 2017 election to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court made historic headlines: she’s the nation’s first Hmong American judge elected without appointment and the first Hmong American female judge.

Leading Bravely (Women’s History Month Panel)

Thursday, March 31 • 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Join via Zoom

In honor of Women’s History Month, hear from a diverse panel of successful women leaders, and be inspired by their leadership experiences - whether quiet or loud, bold or timid, learn to lead bravely.

Panelists: 

  • Zina Haywood - Vice President & Provost, Gateway Technical College
  • Tammie Xiong - Executive Director, Hmong American Women's Association
  • Angela (Angie) Haney - Community Organizer, Racine Interfaith Coalition
  • Colleen Larsen - Education Director, Wisconsin Technical College System
  • Adriana (Nanis) Rodriguez - Executive Director, Public Allies Wisconsin

Cleaning Our Own House: A Deliberative Dialogue in Advancing Equity and Inclusion for Student Success

Friday, April 1 •  11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Join via Zoom

Max capacity 20 (open only to Gateway students and employees)

Join NCORE Scholar Megan Bahr for a Deliberative Dialogue on advancing equity and inclusion for student success. In this session, we will engage in lively discussion on the question: How do we advance equity and inclusion in support of student success?

Questions? Contact Jomarie Coloriano at colorianoj@gtc.edu