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2022 Equity Summit – Reframing the Narrative

October 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Watch the video recording here.

The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD) Equity Summit is a two-day virtual learning opportunity to address the changing issues presented in higher education with respect to disability, diversity, and intersectionality. The aim of the conference is to aid participants and their institutions to navigate new territory: to re-frame the narrative surrounding the culture of disability compliance, address institutional infrastructure impediments, and to offer insight into inclusionary practices for Latinx and LGBTQIA+ learners. The conference is designed with a goal of moving disability and diversity from a locus of charitable interaction toward a place of agency within higher education.

Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight will facilitate 2 concurrent panel discussions on October 26th from 1:00-2:30.  Hope you can join in this discussion – register here.  Detailed info on the panel below.

Title:  Connecting diverse talent with opportunities using micro-internships

Description of presentation:  In this panel conversation, learn about unique partnerships connecting diverse students to businesses and networks that will expand career pathways via paid, professional projects.  Each program provides an accessible opportunity for students of differing backgrounds and abilities while also increasing student placement rates and driving economic development.


Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, Executive Director & COO – The DeBruce Foundation
Kristin Schrader, Director of Partnerships – Parker Dewey
Goldie Gildhaus, Career Services Assistant Director of Employer Relations – University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
Davlon Miller, Director of Career Services – University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)



October 26, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Virtual Program


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