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2019 Conference 

The Institute for Social Inclusion would like to extend great thanks and gratitude to all our presenters and attendees at this year's Social Inclusion and Social Justice Conference!

Special thanks is extended to our morning keynote speaker, Maria Sotomayor, as well as our lunch time facilitation speakers Javahn Singleton, Ms. Juankenia Williams, and Mr. Gerald Singleton.


keynote speaker maria sotomayor during conference kick-off

lunchtime facilitation by Javahn, Juankenia, Gerald







 For all conference photos please visit the Institute for Social Inclusion's Facebook page here.

As part of an effort for continued collaborations, INSINC would like to offer digital copies of some of our presentations from this year's conference.

Breakout Sessions

Session 1, Track 3 - “Promoting Inclusion and Well-Being Through Sport and Recreation: CAUSE for Celebration?” by Diane Bessel (Presented by Matthew Stewart and Ryan Bonville) 

Session 2, Track 1 - “Homelessness, Housing/Food Insecurity on Campus - One School’s Response” by Edward Hernandez 

Session 2, Track 2 -  “Experimental Learning in Macro Social Work Practice” by Allessia Owens-King

Session 2, Track 3 - “Understanding Empowerment in Collaborations for Social Inclusion and Social Justice” by Stephen Stoeffler 

Session 3, Track 2 - “Recognizing Peer Support Specialists as Leaders for Inclusion and Collaboration in the Mental Health Care System” by Kim Weikel 

Posters and Poetry 

Intersectional Activists Utilize Artmaking to Foster Connection and Sustainment: A participatory Action Research Project by Kay Guyer 

Increasing Retention Rates of Undergraduates in STEM by Victoria Chavez

Understanding the Significance and Impacts of Historical Trauma in the Black Community by Taylor Person

"See Me" by Kady Keck

"Survival" by Ali Laughman

"Confessions of a Black Boy who was Left Outside too Long and Froze into a Cold Man" by Dwayne Ellis

"Poetry that Speaks Back: Fighting Stigmas About Mental Health through Poetry" by Andrea Kling 

For anyone who is interested in accessing the 2019 INSINC Conference Program, which gives an outline of the agenda from the conference as well as more detailed descriptions on presentations and presenters, please click here. 

Contact the INSINC 382 Shippen Hall 1871 Old Main Drive Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1717 Fax: (717) 477-4051