Global Institute for Diversity and Change © 2016 • PRIVACY POLICY

Amazing Grace: Freedom's Song

Keynote Speaker

Live Concert

2016 SCHEDULE

NEWS FEATURE

WELCOME

Welcome to the Global Institute for Diversity and Change! Founded by award-winning artist, activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador Yewande Austin, GIDC was created in response to the deafening cries of students that felt marginalized in spaces that were designed to cultivate the next generation of great leaders.

 

Since 2004, we've trained students and professionals alike how to create inclusive environments that promote cultural tolerance, equity and social responsibility in 13 countries from Africa and Europe to the Americas. Are you an institution committed to improving your campus' cultural climate or an organization ready to transform your professional workplace? Then GIDC is ready to show you the way!

GLOBAL INSTITUTE

FOR DIVERSITY AND CHANGE

April  2016

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR!

 

In 2014, Yewande became a Diversity Healthcare Lecturer-in-Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Office of the VP for Health Sciences asked her to transform this program into a co-curricular class called "HumanCare" (Oct 2015-April 2016). 89% of students felt her class should be a requirement in health science education.

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Oct 27-April 12

Richmond, VA

DIVERSITY HEALTHCARE RESIDENCY

Pre-Health/Professional Health Students

Spring 2016 Schedule: wp.vcu.edu/dhsd/

August 2016

SO YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

 

Yewande Austin was appointed as a Globe Faculty Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University. This fall, she will conduct a 3-credit class, "The Art of Change" teaching students how to develop businesses that solve socio-economic issues. Yewande will lead students on a study abroad trip to Botswana this winter to put these skills into action.    

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April 14

Princeton, NJ

THE ART OF CHANGE (Lecture)

Guest Speaker, Faculty Training

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June 27-July 15

Richmond, VA 

THE ART OF CHANGE (Social Justice Camp)

St. Christopher's School

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Sept 12 - Dec 12

Richmond, VA

THE ART OF CHANGE (3 Credit Class)

VCU Globe Faculty Fellow (2016-2017)

Running Into The Dark | Yewande Austin | TEDxRVA

Yewande's TED Talk, "Running Into the Dark"

July 2016

STEAMING THROUGH POVERTY

 

Our non-profit arm, the Change Rocks Foundation, conducted a social justice camp for high school students at St. Christopher's School (June 25-July 17). Participants created STEAM-based solutions for disparities that affect the Republic of the Gambia. Through a virtual learning model, students worked with Gambian youth to develop their final projects.

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June 16

Richmond, VA

THE ISMS OF DIVERSITY (Lecture)

Guest Speaker, Staff Training

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September 8

Augusta, GA 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SUMMIT

Guest Speaker and Workshop Facilitator

Professional Diversity Training

October 2016

"NGUVU" MEANS STRONG!

 

This month, GIDC founder, Yewande Austin traveled to Kwale, Kenya to teach youth and educators at Faulu Academy her theory of creative socio-economic transformation. As a guest of Auburn Univ. scientist, Dr. Esther Ngumbi, she was honored to present her work to the Governor of Kwale.  

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November

Richmond, VA

THE ISMS OF DIVERSITY (Lecture)

Guest Speaker, Staff/Faculty Training

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October 10-18

Kwale, Kenya

THE ART OF CHANGE (Lecture)

Speaker, Youth and Educator Training

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December

Harrisburg, PA

THE ISMS OF DIVERSITY (Lecture)

Guest Speaker, Student Training

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Dec 28 - Jan 12

Gaborone, Botswana

STUDY ABROAD TRIP (Co-Director)

Student and Professional Training