21 March 2020 from 09:00 to 17:00

Conference: Transformative Strategies Towards Inclusion

The conference Transformative Strategies Towards Inclusion is dedicated to inspiring, mobilizing and giving a platform to student initiatives that deal with issues surrounding the themes diversity and inclusion. The goal is to give room for the exchange of knowledge and strategies contributing towards a more inclusive (academic) future.   


This future is only made possible by drawing upon lessons from our predecessors. That is why the day will be started with two tantalising keynotes from speakers with in-depth knowledge and life experience in the themes. After this you will have the rest of the day to follow all kinds of interesting workshops and presentations. We will end the day with drinks.

  • 09:00 - 09:00 Walk-in
  • 09:30 - 09:45 Word of welcome
  • 09:45 - 10:30 Keynote by Prof. Dr. Gloria Wekker (Utrecht University)
  • 10:30 - 11:15 Keynote by Dr. Frank Tuitt (University of Denver)
  • 11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Parallel Session I (A, B, C, D, E)
  • 12.30 - 13.15 Lunch
  • 13:15 - 14:00 Parallel Session II (A, B, C, D, E)
  • 14:00 - 14:45 Parallel Session III (A, B, C, D, E)
  • 14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:15 - 15:45 Panel discussion
  • 15:45 - 16:15 Opening Exposition “Who tells my story II
  • 16:15 - 17:00 Drinks

* Open call workshops / presentations

Do you have an affinity with the themes diversity and inclusion? Do you think a more inclusive university is important? Have you always wanted to give a workshop or presentation or share your own research concerning topics such as: micro-agressions, white fragility, storytelling as strategy, privilege, safe spaces, white allyship and ableism, etc. for example? Please send a proposal of max. 300 words by email to: workinprogress@uu.nl befóre 29 of February. A workshop / presentation should not exceed 45 minutes! If you have any questions, please email us.

* Open call stories / art projects

The exposition “Who tells my story?” brings diversity and inclusion back to the narrative. It examines who speaks and who is visible. Students critically express their experiences in art, photography, performance, music and written word. They are invited to think about and partake in the discussion about how a more inclusive university van be created, with room for many different identities and backgrounds. Are there conversations that you normally avoid? Has your presence and/or identity ever been considered uncomfortable? Do you sometimes feel like you don’t belong at the university? Please express your experience creatively. Send it in by email to: workinprogress@uu.nl befóre 29 February. Add a short bio and your idea on how you would contribute to the expo and a more inclusive (academic) future. 

This conference is a collaboration beteen Work In Progress and Un/Divided Conference. 

Start date and time
21 March 2020 09:00
End date and time
21 March 2020 17:00
Entrance fee