The Student of Color Conference sponsored by CHAS has been canceled due to the public health threat posed by COVID-19.

Friday, April 3, 2020

3–5 p.m.

Hotel Arrival/Registration

5:30 p.m.

Depart Hotel to Campus

6 p.m.

Campus Arrival

6:30 p.m.

Opening Remarks; ​Root Room, Carnegie Building

Zahida Sherman, Director
Multicultural Resource Center, Oberlin College
John F. McKnight Jr.
CHAS Steering Board Chair
Meredith Raimondo, Dean of Students
Vice President for Student Life, Oberlin College
Carmen Twillie Ambar, President
Oberlin College

7 p.m.


7:30 p.m.

Welcome Address (topic TBD)

Adrian Bautista
Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Oberlin College
CHAS Representative

8:15 p.m

Depart Campus

8:45 p.m

Arrive at Hotel

Saturday, April 4, 2020

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Breakfast at Hotel

9:30 a.m.

Depart Hotel for Campus

10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address; ​Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center

Justin Bibb
Vice President of Corporate Strategy, KeyBank

10:45–11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 1
Telling Our Stories
Facilitators: Gina Perez; Victor Leandry, director of El Centro; and Oral History students
Location: Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center

Workshop 2
Reckoning with the Past
Facilitator(s): TBD
Location: Wright Lecture Hall

Workshop 3
Environmental Justice & Community Knowledge
Facilitators: Janet Fiskio and students
Location: Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center

Noon to 12:45 p.m.


1–2 p.m.

Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 4
Facilitators: Annessa Wyman and students
Location: Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center

Workshop 5
Imposter Syndrome & Stereotype Threat
Facilitators: Monique Burgdorf and Eddie Gisemba
Location: Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center

Workshop 6
Home: Neither Here, Nor There
Facilitators: Chris Donaldson and Adrian Bautista
Location: Afrikan Heritage House

2–2:30 p.m


2–2:30 p.m

Concurrent Workshops/Activities

Workshop 7
Cultivating a Sense of Belonging for Students of Color (through student advocacy/leadership) on Predominantly-white College Campuses
Facilitators: Jodi Ann Wang (Kenyon ’20) and Ariana Lee (Amherst ’20)
Location: Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center

Workshop 8
Staff and Faculty Breakout Session
Location: TBD

Other Activities
Afterlives of the Black Atlantic (exhibit)
Allen Memorial Art Museum
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am/Agents of Change (film)
Nancy Schrom ​​Dye Lecture Hall

4:30–5:30 p.m

Institutional Planning

5:30–6 p.m


6–7 p.m


7:30 p.m

Early Return to Hotel (optional)

8 p.m to midnight

• Movie night, Apollo Theatre
• Merengue Madness, Dionysus Club (The ’Sco), 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Mulan showing at Crocker Park movie theater (open until 11:30 p.m.)
• Bowling

Sunday, April 5, 2020

7–10 a.m.

Continental Breakfast at Hotel (optional)

10:30–11:30 a.m.

CHAS De-Brief/Wrap-Up, CHAS Staff


Depart Hotel for Airport