2021 Summit on Culture

Georgia State University’s 2021 Summit on Culture

SAVE THE DATE:  March 25-26, 2021

The Summit on Culture represents a dynamic and rich tradition at Georgia State of providing skills to work together for a more just world.  The event was created in 2004 by the Counseling Center and started as a professional development event for mental health professionals as well as graduate students to learn how to provide competent skilled services.   In 2019, the Multicultural Center joined the Summit team and sponsors a track for undergraduates to learn and build their skills as change-makers and innovative leaders in a diverse world.  The Summit offers a unique opportunity not just to be educated in one of the most diverse research universities in the country, but to take time to intentionally learn about issues of race, culture, oppression, privilege, and how one can make change.    The Summit involves a week of events for students, faculty, staff, as well as the professional community to be inspired and trained together.

Previous conferences have attracted 350-500 participants from around the country.  The keynote brings campus and community together for an opportunity to be inspired by a leader in social justice or activism.   Previous keynote speakers have included Rosa Clemente, Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Nikki Giovanni, Alice Walker, and Eli Wiesel.  The Summit has been privileged to host a number of notable psychologists and educators to provide ongoing training for the professional track including: Anneliese Singh, Derald Wing Sue, Thomas Parham, Janet Helms, Rosie (Bingham) Davis, Toti Perez, and lore dickey.

It is our hope that attendees will leave feeling renewed, challenged, inspired and better able to serve in a global society.