UNCF Institute for Capacity Building: Opportunities and Issues for Engagement in Multicultural Contexts Public Forum

UNCF Institute for Capacity Building 

“Opportunities and Issues for Engagement in Digital Culture” 

UNCF Digital Media and Learning in Multicultural Contexts

Public Forum


Johnson C. Smith University

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mary Joyce Taylor Crisp Student Union




9:00AM                                                       Registration/Continental Breakfast


10:00 AM                                                      Welcome

                                                                        Clarissa Myrick-Harris, Ph.D. Director, UNCF Institute for Capacity Building Curriculum & Faculty                                                                                           Enhancement Program

                                                                        Karl W. Reid, Ed.D, Senior Vice President, UNCF Academic Programs & Strategic Initiatives

                                                                        Craig Wacker, Senior Program Officer, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 

Dave Eubanks, Ph.D. Dean of Academic Support, JCSU


                                                                        Featured Speaker: Dr. Jabari Mahiri

Associate Professor and Chair
Language and Literacy, Society and Culture

 Graduate School of Education

    University of California Berkeley


Forum Panel

 Dr. Jabari Mahiri

Rik Panganiban , Assistant Director, Global Kids, Inc.

Dr. Hang Chen, Chair, Computer Science and Engineering, JCSU

Alafia Clyburn, JCSU Student

 Moderator: Dr. Clarissa Myrick-Harris, UNCF


Question & Answer


Noon – 1:00pm                                                                        Lunch

                                                                        Digital Orchestra Performance and Presentation

 Directed by

                                                                                           Dr. Christopher Weise, Assistant Professor of Music, JCSU


1:30pm – 2:45pm                                                       Johnson C Smith University & Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange


Careers in Technology

Freda Belton, Microsoft

Anne McNeill, IBM

Megan Riley, Cisco

Juan Flowers, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Question & Answers


This event is made possible by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation




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