2018 Diversity Conference

Presented by the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Hilton Hotel
60 Battery Street
Burlington, VT

Register Here

Conference Objective

The Conference will explore the challenges and possibilities that are faced in the workplace today. We will also seek to explore the leadership roles that are exercised as we try to empower ourselves and our communities of color. The speakers will include public intellectuals and scholars who are able to address diversity and inclusion.

Agenda & Speaker Bios – coming soon


8:00 Registration

9:00 Opening Remarks

Mr. Patrick Brown
Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center

9:30 Diversity in the Workplace, Diversity in the Community and Diversity in Education

Dr. Moise St. Louis, PhD
Associate Dean of Students/Director, Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services/Lecturer St. Michael’s College

Mr. Sparks
Burlington School District, Director of Equity and Safe, Inclusive Schools

Dr. Winnie Loobey
Lecturer, University of Vermont

Dr. Ken Palm
Owner of Colchester Dental Group

Ms. Chika Stacy Oriuwa
Medical Student/Activist

Moderator: Mr. Robert Appel
Civil Rights Attorney


Ms. Beth Fastiggi
Commissioner of Human Resources

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Opiate and Addiction, A Diverse Perspective

Dr. Andrew Louden
National Institute on Minority Health & Disparities

Ms. Stephanie Torres
Peer Recovery Coach-Emergency Room (Turning Point Center)

Moderator: Ms. Thato Ratsebe
Association of Africans Living in Vermont

3:00 Closing Remarks

Ms. Grace Matiru
UVM Lecturer

Registration & Contact

Register Here

Registration info: Delaney Meeting & Event Management, 865-5202, info@delaneymeetingevent.com.

Conference info: 657-4219, info@gbmrc.org

Sponsored By

  • Church Street Marketplace

  • United Way of Northwest Vermont

  • KeyBank

  • People’s United Bank

  • Peace & Justice Center

  • Vermont Department of Labor

  • Association of Africans Living in Vermont


The Mission of the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center (GBMRC) is to increase awareness and provide opportunities to celebrate, promote and support cultural diversity within our community. The GBMRC acts as a clearing house for information on multicultural and diversity issues. It provides support and resources for individuals, schools, social service organizations and other Vermont and government supported programs. To learn more about the range of services the GBMRC offers, click here.