Equity & Diversity Conference
Date: Friday, February 21st, 2014
Location: Gateway Conference Center
- Lee Mun Wah (Morning Keynote Speaker)
- Sheryl Lee Ralph (Afternoon Keynote Speaker)
- UNT Students - Free
- UNT Faculty/Staff/Alumni - $50
- Non UNT participants - $150
- Group rates available for parties of 6 or more. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sheryl Lee Ralph- A triple threat dreamgirl, Ralph is an acclaimed veteran of film, television and the Broadway stage. Her award-winning work includes creating the role of Deena Jones in the legendary Broadway musical, "Dreamgirls," and earning Best Actress nods for Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Recently, she returned to Broadway for a 12-month stint in the Tony-award winning musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie,' portraying the sassy chanteuse Muzzy Van Hossmere. Currently, she is touring the one-woman play, "Sometimes I Cry," a production written and performed by Sheryl Lee Ralph, which explores the lives, loves, and losses of women infected and affected by HIV. No stranger to television, Sheryl Lee Ralph credits include "It's a Living," "Designing Women," "The District," and most notably, "Moesha." On the big screen, she has worked with some of Hollywood's leading and award-winning men with film credits that include "The Mighty Quinn" with Denzel Washington; "Mistress" with Robert de Niro; "To Sleep With Anger" with Danny Glover and "The Distinguished Gentlemen" with Eddie Murphy. Sheryl's award-winning short film, "Secrets," co-starring award-winning actress Alfre Woodard and Robin Givens was a finalist in the HBO Film Short Competition, Showtime's Filmmaker Award Series, and the BET Filmmaker Award Competition. The film was also selected as the audience favorite at the Outfest Film Festival. Sheryl Lee Ralph is also the creator of the Jamerican Film and Music Festival.
Lee Mun Wah- Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folk teller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer. He is the Founder and Executive Director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques. His most famous film about racism, The Color of Fear, won the Gold Medal for Best Social Studies Documentary and in 1995, Oprah Winfrey did a one-hour special on the film and Lee Mun Wah’s life. Before the end of 2013, he will be releasing his latest film, If These Halls Could Talk, which focuses on college students speaking their truth about racism and other diversity issues in higher education and beyond.
8:30 am - Check-in and Registration
(Light Breakfast Served)
9 am - Welcome
9:15 am - Morning Keynote: Lee Mun Wah
10:45 am - Concurrent Sessions A – more info coming soon!
12:00 pm - Luncheon
1:15 pm - Concurrent Sessions B – more info coming soon!
4 pm - Closing Keynote Speaker: Sheryl Lee Ralph
5 pm - Book Signing with Sheryl Lee Ralph
(Books available for purchase on site)
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