Black Leadership Symposium

November 16, 2016

Free Yourself:

Breaking the Shackles of Oppression

The Black Leadership Symposium is part of NEBRASKA’s annual diversity leadership symposia series designed to enhance college access and leadership development. The series’ theme this year is Free Yourself: Breaking the Shackles of Oppression.

Students who are nominated to attend will celebrate the opportunities and discuss the challenges of African-American culture. Students will attend sessions designed to address community-related issues and create a plan of action to address these issues. Additionally, attending this event will qualify students to be considered for the NEBRASKA Emerging Leaders tuition scholarship, worth $2,000 and renewable for four academic years.

If you have a guest attending under the age of 18, please have them fill out the forms below and bring them with you the day of your visit.

The attire for the event is business casual. Please dress accordingly.

Transportation will be available from the Omaha Area. Please use the transportation dropdown on the registration form if you would like to use the free transportation.

Cost: $5/person*—Sorry, no refunds. Cost includes lunch and t-shirt.

*FEE WAIVER MAY BE APPROVED FOR STUDENTS ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH AT SCHOOL.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Deadric Williams

Dr. Williams is an assistant professor of sociology. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before joining the department, he spent two years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on the Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. From 2012-2013, he was an American Sociological Association Minority Fellow.

Dr. Williams' research focuses on the intersections of families, health, and inequality. More specifically, he is a quantitative sociologist with research interests in the consequences of stress for health and health risk behaviors within families and among peer groups. His work emphasizes three general themes: reciprocity between stress and relationship health in couple dyads; stress exposure and mental (and physical) health outcomes; and, health risk behaviors.

Questions?

Contact Liz Adams at lizadams@experience.unl.edu or 402.472.4255 with any questions you may have.

Schedule

Seniors
Time Event
8:15 a.m.

Registration and Check-in

Check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the City Campus Union. At check-in, we will validate your parking and give you the necessary materials for your day ahead.

9:00 a.m.

Welcome to NEBRASKA

Dr. Amber Williams, Director of Admissions
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deadric Williams — UNL Alumni, Assistant Professor of Sociology

10:15 a.m.

Community Engagement Panel

Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing issues and perspectives within their communities. Regardless of your experiences and knowledge, you should remain committed to challenging yourself to think critically about issues from all angles. This panel will engage community members to explore topics from your perspective and through the lens of others in the community.

11:15 a.m.

The Role of Leadership in Activism

Leaders must be able to identify issues and define obstacles in order to find solutions and create positive change. Learn how to develop a clear vision, move your ideas into action and find your voice to create that change.

12:15 p.m.

Lunch and Tour of Traditional Residence Hall

Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls—the cost will be covered in your $5 registration fee. Following lunch, enjoy a tour of one of UNL’s traditional residence halls and see for yourself where you could be living next year.

1:10 p.m.

Academic Information Fair

The academic information fair will be an opportunity to learn more about different colleges, programs, and majors offered at UNL.

1:45 p.m.

Next Steps at NEBRASKA

Learn how to be a Husker. Admissions staff will discuss your application, enrollment deposit, housing options, and New Student Enrollment.

2:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote

Closing keynote presentation from Pete Ferguson: Break the shackles of oppression.

2:30 p.m.

Bus Dismissal

Students are excused. Those who traveled by bus will be dismissed according to their transportation groups.

Juniors
Time Event
8:15 a.m.

Registration and Check-in

Check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the City Campus Union. At check-in, we will validate your parking and give you the necessary materials for your day ahead.

9:00 a.m.

Welcome to NEBRASKA

Dr. Amber Williams, Director of Admissions
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deadric Williams — UNL Alumni, Assistant Professor of Sociology

10:15 a.m.

Community Engagement Panel

Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing issues and perspectives within their communities. Regardless of your experiences and knowledge, you should remain committed to challenging yourself to think critically about issues from all angles. This panel will engage community members to explore topics from your perspective and through the lens of others in the community.

11:15 a.m.

The Role of Leadership in Activism

Leaders must be able to identify issues and define obstacles in order to find solutions and create positive change. Learn how to develop a clear vision, move your ideas into action and find your voice to create that change.

12:15 p.m.

Lunch

Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls—the cost will be covered in your $5 registration fee.

1:10 p.m.

City Campus Tour

Experience what life is like as a student at NEBRASKA. Walking will be involved during the City Campus Tour, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

1:45 p.m.

Next Steps at NEBRASKA

Admissions staff will review the application process, important deadlines, and answer questions.

2:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote

Closing keynote presentation from Pete Ferguson: Break the shackles of oppression.

2:30 p.m.

Bus Dismissal

Students are excused. Those who traveled by bus will be dismissed according to their transportation groups.

Sophomores & First-year Students
Time Event
8:15 a.m.

Registration and Check-in

Check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the City Campus Union. At check-in, we will validate your parking and give you the necessary materials for your day ahead.

9:00 a.m.

Welcome to NEBRASKA

Dr. Amber Williams, Director of Admissions
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deadric Williams — UNL Alumni, Assistant Professor of Sociology

10:15 a.m.

Community Engagement Panel

Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing issues and perspectives within their communities. Regardless of your experiences and knowledge, you should remain committed to challenging yourself to think critically about issues from all angles. This panel will engage community members to explore topics from your perspective and through the lens of others in the community.

11:15 a.m.

Lunch

Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls—the cost will be covered in your $5 registration fee.

12:15 p.m.

The Role of Leadership in Activism

Leaders must be able to identify issues and define obstacles in order to find solutions and create positive change. Learn how to develop a clear vision, move your ideas into action and find your voice to create that change.

1:10 p.m.

Know How to Go

Everything you need to know to successfully navigate through the application process. Learn what it takes to become an admitted NEBRASKA student through an interactive activity.

1:45 p.m.

Next Steps at NEBRASKA

Admissions staff will review the application process, important deadlines, and answer questions.

2:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote

Closing keynote presentation from Pete Ferguson: Break the shackles of oppression.

2:30 p.m.

Bus Dismissal

Students are excused. Those who traveled by bus will be dismissed according to their transportation groups.

Check-In & Registration