Global Institute for Diversity and Change © 2015 • PRIVACY POLICY

Amazing Grace: Freedom's Song

Keynote Speaker

Live Concert

2016 SCHEDULE

NEWS

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 college students that felt marginalized in spaces that were once created to develop 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!

GLOBAL INSTITUTE

FOR DIVERSITY AND CHANGE

September 2015

RUNNING INTO THE DARK

 

 

Most of us feel uncomfortable in the dark. Perhaps that's why society is so apathetic to human suffering. Founder Yewande Austin's TED Talk, "Running Into the Dark", challenges the world to confront the darkest issues that plague our humanity, starting with global sex trafficking - the 3rd highest grossing industry in the world.

November 2015

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR!

 

Last spring, Yewande became a Diversity Healthcare Lecturer-in-Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University. A first-time position in VCU's 177-year history, she produced a series of nearly 30 lectures for pre and professional health science students. 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 22, 2016.

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OCT 27-APRIL 22

Richmond, VA

DIVERSITY HEALTHCARE RESIDENCY

Pre-Health/Professional Health Students

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

Febuary 2016

STEAMING THROUGH POVERTY

 

This spring our non-profit, Change Rocks Foundation, will launch the R.I.S.E. Competition (Restoring Inspiration through Science and Artistic Expression) with James River High School's Center for Leadership and International Relations. Participants will create STEAM-based solutions that address common disparities affecting youth across Nigeria as part of our yearlong sustainability project.    

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FEB 3

Augusta, GA

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Keynote Speaker, "Hallowed Ground"

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MARCH 31

Harrisburg, PA

March 31 - April 2

MUSIC MATERCLASSES

Master Teacher, Panel Facilitator, MC

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April 14

Princeton, NJ

THE ART OF CHANGE

Guest Speaker

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April 12

Richmond, VA

21ST CENTURY LEADERS

Keynote Speaker, "Answering the Call"

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March 25

Richmond, VA

SOCIAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE

Keynote Speaker, "The Art of Change"