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Race and Education | In Living Color: Providing Support Services for LGBTQ+ Students (Higher Ed Partnership)
As this installment of our series takes place around National Coming Out Day, we will discuss the importance of support resources are imperative to LGBTQ+ students’ sense of belonging and creating communities where they feel supported and empowered. In this webinar, we will speak to higher education practitioners and community leaders on how college campuses and the surrounding community can be inclusive and provide adequate support to LGBTQ+ students.

Oct 25, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. AJ Mazaris
Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion @Salem Academy and College
AJ Mazaris is the Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Salem Academy and College in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Prior to arriving at Salem they served as the founding director of the LGBTQ+ Center at Wake Forest University, where they also served as Assistant Vice President for Equitable Policy, and taught in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department. AJ is passionate about creating educational spaces that allow students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds to not just survive, but thrive!
Dr. Zachary E. Shirley
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader @Cambium Assessment, Inc.
Dr. Zachary E. Shirley serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader for Cambium Assessment, Inc. (CAI), a K-12 education assessment company. In his role, Dr. Shirley oversees all efforts regarding DEI for the organization, inclusive of strategic planning, training and education, reviewing assessment materials, and other related initiatives. In his role, Dr. Shirley is charged with providing direction and support to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, along with the responsibility of the establishment and growth of various employee resource groups. Prior to making the pivot into the EdTech industry, Dr. Shirley spent 16 years as an administrator within the field of higher education, with roles focused on fraternity and sorority life, student engagement, leadership development, diversity and inclusion initiatives, mentorship initiatives for marginalized populations, and programming. Outside of his professional roles, Dr. Shirley also volunteers for various organization
Dr. Trace Camacho
Associate Dean of Students and Sr. Diversity Officer @California State University, Long Beach
Dr. Trace Camacho is currently the Associate Dean of Students at California State University, Long Beach. His research has explored the experiences of gay Latino men in college, LGBT+ college student success, and culturally based fraternities and sororities. Trace has over 13 years of experience in higher education and student affairs.
Patricia Corbett
Executive Director @LGBT Center of Raleigh
Patricia R. Corbett is a storyteller, award-winning playwright, educator, writer/editor, and entrepreneur. Her passions include art, community service, social justice, and education. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Virginia Union University (Richmond, VA) and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, (Plainfield, VT). Patricia is the Executive Director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh.