The Gregg A. Kindle Distinguished Lecture on Community
2012 Gregg A. Kindle Distinguished Lecture on Community
Hosted by University Residential Life
Co-Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement, the Center for Student Involvement, Chicago Field Studies, Multicultural Student Affairs, Department of Political Science, Residential Colleges, Searle Center for Teaching Excellence, and Sodexo.
This year’s Gregg Kindle series will include a workshop for faculty and staff, in addition to a keynote address for students, faculty, staff and community members. The workshop and keynote will be presented by our featured speaker-Vernon Wall.
Designed for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, April 24 from 2-4pm
Norris Northwestern room
"The Path to Competence: 5 Key Social Justice Concepts.” What exactly is social justice? What is a socially just community? What are the characteristics of a community committed to social justice? Join speaker Vernon Wall, a founding faculty member of the Social Justice Training Institute, on an interactive journey leading toward deeper understanding of social justice and examine your readiness to take issues of inclusion and equity to the next level in your campus community. Light refreshments will be served.
In order to give our presenter a better idea of who will be attending this workshop and prepare handouts, please RSVP here if you plan to attend.
For students, faculty, staff and community members
Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm
Fisk Hall 217
One Better World: Privilege. Identity. Social Justice. The journey begins with you. Come learn how your identities influence all you do and how you can use this knowledge to become agents of change on campus and in our world. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!"
"Dynamic!" "Current!" "Inspiring!" These are just a few words that have been used to describe Vernon A. Wall and his presentations. Vernon has accumulated 20+ years of professional Student Affairs experience at Iowa State University, the University of Georgia, UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has experience in Greek life, new student orientation, student activities, leadership development, global education and university housing. Vernon currently lives in Washington DC where he serves as the Director of Educational Programs and Publications for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), College Student Educators International.
He received his B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina State University and his M.S. degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Indiana University. In the spring of 1998, Vernon served as a member of the Student Life Staff with the Semester at Sea program accompanying 600 students on a voyage around the world. Vernon has received several awards for his contributions to the quality of student life, is a nationally known speaker in the areas of social justice and leadership styles and is one of the founders and facilitators of the Social Justice Training Institute. Vernon has also served as a trainer for the Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia.
He is active in several regional, state, and national organizations, has served on the Executive Council of the American College Personnel Association and was the 2000 Diamond Honoree Recipient for outstanding contributions to the field of student affairs. Vernon has written several articles and has co-edited two books on issues of inclusion on today's college campus. His award-winning programs and presentations have been seen by thousands of students, faculty, and staff on campuses across the country and have been described as being "a learning experience - with a touch of wildness."