Amazing Grace: Freedom's Song
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 12 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!
FOR DIVERSITY AND CHANGE
CHANGE IS IN THE AIR!
Last spring, Yewande became a Diversity Healthcare Lecturer-in-Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University, the first position of it's kind in the institution's 177-year history. With that success, the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences asked her to transform those lectures into a co-curricular class called "HumanCare". This class will be available October 27, 2015 - April 12, 2016.
OCT 27-APRIL 12
DIVERSITY HEALTHCARE RESIDENCY
Pre-Health/Professional Health Students
Spring 2016 Schedule: wp.vcu.edu/dhsd/
SO YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD?
GIDC founder, Yewande Austin, was recently appointed as a Globe Faculty Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University. In this position she will conduct a class that she herself created, "The Art of Change". This 3-credit class (Sept. 5 - Dec. 9, 2016) will teach students how to develop high social impact business models that solve some of the world's greatest socio-economic problems.
March 31 - April 2
Master Teacher, Panel Facilitator, MC
THE ART OF CHANGE (Lecture)
SOCIAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE
Keynote Speaker, "The Art of Change"
June 27-July 15
THE ART OF CHANGE
(Summer Youth Intensive Camp)
St. Christopher's School
Sept 5 - Dec 9
THE ART OF CHANGE (3 Credit Class)
Teaching class that trains students how to develop high social impact business models that can change the world.
Yewande's TED Talk, "Running Into the Dark"
STEAMING THROUGH POVERTY
Our non-profit, Change Rocks Foundation, prepares to conduct a social justice intensive for high school student leaders at St. Christopher's School (June 25-July 17). Participants will learn how to create STEAM-based solutions for disparities that affect vulnerable youth. Through a virtual learning model, students will work directly with Nigerian youth to create their final projects.