The Multicultural Student Leadership Conference
The Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center (AACC) Ambassadors, with the generous support and sponsorship of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is proud to announce its 12th Annual Multicultural Student Leadership Conference (MSLC)! The conference is a premier student development experience designed to foster leadership, personal, and professional development based in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Multicultural Student Leadership Conference was founded in 2006 as a way for students across the state of Louisiana to present, network, and build awareness around issues facing multicultural students in America. Throughout the past 10 years the conference has grown to provide these opportunities regionally, culminating in national exposure as it collaborated with the Association of Black Culture Centers Annual Conference.
The conference will be held on Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th at the LSU Student Union. The conference will begin Friday afternoon with welcome break-out sessions, a keynote dinner, and late-night programming in our schools recreation center. It will continue through Saturday with a series of workshops, keynotes, and networking opportunities.
MSLC is designed for students, educators, practitioners and administrators to share their knowledge and skills. It also allows emerging students, activist, and community leaders to further develop their own knowledge and skills around these topics. Whether you are a novice or expert in presenting or a new conference attendee or veteran, all are welcome to learn and grow in an engaging forum of knowledge sharing in addressing present day challenges.
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Message from the Chair
Dear Student Leaders, Community Members, Advisors, Faculty and Staff:
The Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center Ambassadors and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will host the 12th Annual Multicultural Student Leadership Conference at Louisiana State University in the LSU Student Union in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on October 26-27, 2018. The conference will inspire, build, and renew relationships with each other and our communities. To enhance the cultural tapestry of our university, we invite all to live, learn, and grow in their leadership, in their identities, and in their service to others. We hope you will lead sessions and enjoy the engaging and energetic agenda we have planned from poets to authors, fairs to dynamic speakers, from our amazing workshops to our professional engagement opportunities, we have something for everyone!
As we experience change on individual, community, institutional, and national levels, I challenge you to be the change you wish to see in the world. Through debate, deliberation, and dialogue, we can become stronger as we impact each other through our openness to learn and grow from one another. This conference continues to remind us that we must continue to be a community that strives to be more welcoming to all, regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, ideology, or the many distinctions that make us unique individuals.
We look forward to continuing our work with you, as well as positively impacting the world!
Wesley E. Heath (He, Him, His)
Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Louisiana State University