A New Way Forward with G.U.I.D.E. Virtual Conference

A New Way Forward with G.U.I.D.E.

This event is free.

November 18, 2021

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST

November 19, 2021

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST


The current social and political moment in our society calls for higher education to be better equipped to address and redress historical racial inequities. Highly publicized events in the early months of 2020, including a pandemic, has brought attention to long-standing structural inequalities that determine different life outcomes for different social groups. Institutions of higher education have the responsibility to model values of inclusion and equity. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Growth, Understanding, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (G.U.I.D.E.) Virtual Conference seek to create a learning space for professionals in educational institutions and community-based organizations to celebrate achievements, be inspired by best practices, and learn how to drive change in their home institutions/organizations. The G.U.I.D.E. conference brings together speakers with different areas of expertise. You will learn about equity issues in schools, communities, and the workplace, have an opportunity to network and share best practices so that you will have your G.U.I.D.E. for success!

Our Goal

The Diversity and Inclusion Team’s (G.U.I.D.E.) conference aims to advance the D.E.I. Issues in Higher Ed, K-12 schools, communities, and workplace industries by building community and competency among all levels of employees and will cover the D.E.I. subjects such as:

Implicit Bias; Norms/Discomfort in D.E.I. conversations; Strategies and Potential trends with African American males in Higher Ed; Breaking down Barriers Present Day; and Gender Identity; equity and engagement; L.G.B.T.Q.I.A. and more.


If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Diversity & Inclusion Committee (diversityandinclusion@rccc.edu) by 3:00 p.m. on November 4, 2021.

If you have questions or want more information, please contact Nekita Eubanks (nekita.eubanks@rccc.edu) or Zhivi Williams (zhivi.williams@rccc.edu).