Leadership Summit: Dialogues on Racism

Leadership Summit: Dialogues on Racism

One of the most renowned principles of American culture has been the understanding that America was and is intended to be a patch-work quilt made up of many different races, ethnicities, and cultures. Unfortunately, the proliferation of racially charged events in the media has directed a majority of the attention on diversity and race to the rifts in this quilt. In December 2014 Millersville University Graduate Students partnered with the Lancaster County School counselors association to encourage change and make a lasting impression would be to cultivate social interest, knowledge, and understanding with students across the county through a united conference of youth and community representatives. Thus, the “Leadership Summit: Dialogues on Racism” was created. Last year’s Summit hosted nearly 150 students from across Lancaster county to engage in meaningful discussions and learning opportunities about race with the help of talented and motivated volunteers to facilitate these experiences.

Interested in Participating? 

We are looking for students who want to make changes in their communities and are motivated to talk about race, culture and demonstrate leadership skills. 

When: November 15, 2019
Where: Millersville University, Student Memorial Center
Time: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch is included.


Any questions, please feel free to contact LearningInstitute@millersville.edu

Leadership Summit

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    The Learning Institute:
    Global Well-Being and Social Change

    Karen Rice, Department Chair of Social Work at Millersville University
    (717) 871-5297

    internRasheed Osman, Learning Institute Intern, raosman@millersville.edu

    Rasheed Osman is a senior at the Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, majoring in Social Work. His area of interest is researching best practices to supports people with intellectual disabilities. Driven by the passion for supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families, Rasheed has completed internships with the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Bell socialization services, and Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). He is also An ODP certified Support Broker. In addition, he is an educational support coach for the Integrated Studies at Millersville University. Rasheed is interning with the Learning Institute Center for Advancing Justice and Human Rights, leading the Ubuntu Leaders Fellows Program and Documentary and Dialogue SeriesRasheed aspires to pursue a master’s degree program in social work and emergency management, have a career in social work, and write a grant for social services agencies. Behind the scenes, he enjoys fishing and playing video games.

    internJenny Oravecz, Learning Institute Intern, jmoravec@millersville.edu

    Hello! I’m Jenny Oravecz (she/her/hers) and I’m a returning student to Millersville University. I graduated with my BA in Psychology and a minor in Women’s Studies in 2002. I’m really excited to be back, now pursuing my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree! Since graduating in 2002, I enjoyed an interesting career in the healthcare industry working mostly in non-clinical regulatory capacities. In early 2020, I took the leap and left my corporate career to pursue my next chapter: tying together my passion for social justice and my commitment to anti-racism. The academic knowledge I will obtain through the MSW program, as well as the professional experience through field work/internships, will equip me to engage in life’s work that is focused on sustainable and positive change. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking (and eating), appreciating nature and her abundant beauty in every season, practicing meditation, mindfulness and yoga and dancing (all kinds!). I love music and have an affinity for classical music. I’d love to hear who your favorite Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and/or Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) composers are. I am grateful for the opportunity to be an MSW-Intern with The Learning Institute this year, and look forward to partnering with you on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives!