Saturday


September 24, 2016


8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast

Bistro and Reading Room, Houston Hall - 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Join us for continental breakfast before our opening plenary.

9:00 - 10:15 AM

Plenary Session: The 2016 Presidential Election and Diverse Communities

Irvine Auditorium - 3401 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104‚Äč
What would President Trump or President Clinton do for you? Will Immigration reform come about? Will the Equality Act and LGBTQ protections be passed? Will #BlackLivesMatter policies be codified into state or federal law? Our signature panel will explore what is at stake for diverse populations in this country.

10:30 - 11:30 AM



At the Intersection of Faith and Identity

The Class of '49 Auditorium, Houston Hall - 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
All too often faith is used as a tool of divisiveness. How can we foster mutual understanding, camaraderie and respect within and beyond communities of faith? How does faith adapt to a shifting cultural landscape? Presented by the Department of Religious Studies

Educational Equity: How Well are we Preparing our Students?

G-17, Claudia Cohen Hall - 249 S. 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Zip codes continue to determine a child's chances in life. This session explores how our schools serve underrepresented students of color and what resources are available to them as they strive for the rigors of Higher Education. Presented by Penn's Graduate School of Education

How Do Professional Sports Measure on Diversity?

Benjamin Franklin Meeting Room, Houston Hall - 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Do professional sports exploit athletes of color? What does it feel like to be a gay player in the NHL, NFL or NBA? Have things changed over the years? This panel will explore the challenges and opportunities around diversity in pro sports, focusing on athletes and owners/managers. Presented by Penn Athletics.

Behavioral Health and Diverse Communities

Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall - 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Substance use disorders and mental health concerns disproportionately affect diverse communities, including people of color, LGBTQ+, youth and collegiate populations, and those involved in the criminal justice system. This panel discussion will explore the prevalent issues promoting successful intervention, treatment, and long-term recovery outcomes for diverse communities, as well as potential solutions and resources available to them at Penn and beyond.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Houston Hall - 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Meet alumni and students over lunch and check out our information booths.

1:00 - 2:00 PM



Health Disparities for Diverse Communities

Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall - 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Pioneering efforts for increased access to health through research, practice and policy.

The Changing Family and How it Influences Identity

The Class of '49 Auditorium, Houston Hall - 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Today's families are increasingly diverse, as a result of interracial marriage, adoption, family members who identify as LGBTQ, and a host of other evolving changes. What does this mean for individual identity, social change movements, and "safe spaces" for underrepresented populations?

Admissions, Affirmative Action, and Penn

G-17, Claudia Cohen Hall - 249 S. 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
With the recent supreme court ruling, the idea of affirmative action has been brought to the forefront of admissions officers across the country. How have these events influenced Penn's own decision making process for future Quakers? Presented by University of Pennsylvania Law School.

2:15 - 3:00 PM



Coffee: Open Networking

Bistro, Reading Room, and Lobby - Houston Hall - 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Shake hands and trade business cards over our coffee networking hour.

Admissions Conversation with Dean Furda

College Hall 200, 1 College Hall Philadelphia PA, 19104
Are you interested in learning more about undergraduate admissions for your child or family member? Join Dean Eric Furda for an inside look at Penn’s admission process.

3:15 - 4:15 PM



Changing Lenses in Hollywood - The Impact of Diverse Perspectives

College Hall 200, 1 College Hall Philadelphia PA, 19104
This year's Oscar boycott catalyzed a movement for greater diversity of actors and actresses in leading roles. As America is becomes increasingly diverse, how is Hollywood responding? What aspects of the TV and film industry have created this lack of diversity, and what can be done to create more inclusion for underrepresented minorities?

Freedom of Expression on Campus: Should a Line be Drawn?

The Class of '49 Auditorium, Houston Hall - 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Can places like Penn create a safe supportive climate for all and still allow for freedom of expression? What role do the faculty, staff and administration play in making Penn welcoming to everyone?
Presented by the Vice Provost of University Life (VPUL)

Password Required: Increasing Access in the Technology Field

Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall - 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Diversity in the workplace has become an increasingly discussed topic, especially in white male dominated industries. Hear from organization and academic leaders on how recent trends have affected the demographics of professionals in technology.
Presented by the Penn School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

4:45 - 5:45 PM



From Civil Rights to BlackLivesMatter: Is There an Activism Standard?

Irvine Auditorium - 3401 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
With a focus on current events, police brutality, juvenile justice, prison reform, and immigration rights how are activists today forging change for our communities? Presented by the Department of Africana Studies and the Center for Africana Studies.

Boomers, GenXers, Millennials and the Working World Shift

Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall - 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Often ridiculed and derided in media, the Millennial generation makes up the largest percentage of the American workforce. 91% of Millennials expect to stay at their job for less than 3 years. Our panel will explore how GenXers and Baby Boomers can work with Diverse Millennials to retain talent and achieve team objectives.

 

Corporate Ladders, Jungle Gyms, Glass and Lucite Ceilings--How Far and How High Can You go in the Corporate World?

The Class of '49 Auditorium, Houston Hall - 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Individuals from diverse backgrounds sometimes face additional obstacles as they advance in their careers. This panel explores the challenges and opportunities individuals have in the corporate sphere. Presented by the James Brister Society and Wharton.

5:45 - 9:30 PM

Taste of Penn Spectrum

Co-sponsored by Campaign for Community
Annenberg Center - 3680 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

    5:45 - 7:15 PM: Wine Reception and Tasting

    Join us for an extraordinary culinary experience.

    7:15 - 8:30 PM: Main Program

    Join us for our Saturday night event, Taste of Penn Spectrum Program featuring Dr. Amy Gutmann.

    8:30 - 10:00 PM: Social and Dance Reception

    Move to the music during our main dance party!

Starting at 10 PM



Official Turn Down

Living Room at the Inn at Penn: We’re hosting our Official Turn Down Event for guests looking for a nightcap.

Unofficial Afterparties

If you’d rather keep the party going, be sure to check-out our list of unofficial afterparties.The groups listed below were the first to respond to our all-call for hosts or proactively reached out regarding the opportunity to host afterparties. If your organization is interested in planning and hosting an afterparty, please email marvin@upenn.edu to be listed below:

 

    After Hours LGBT Kiki

    McAdams Residence
    10:00pm – 12:00 AM
    Following an amazing day of panels, end the night with LGBTQA Alumni and friends at the home of PennGALA Co-Chair Chris McAdams. Enjoy a few drinks and dessert before venturing out with the party to the Gayborhood. If you plan to attend, please register at http://goo.gl/forms/o1S37PNR7m4umvuo1. We'll send location information to all who have registered. 21+ Only. Please note that there is now a waiting list. You're encouraged to sign up and will be notified if there is room.

    Penn Athletics and Co. (Penn Band and Cheerleading) Afterparty

    All are welcome to come by Tavern on Broad to connect with members of the Penn Athletics Community.

    Tavern on Broad 200 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
    10:00pm – 12:00 AM
    Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/h75ZI7CBU1cTltfx1 if you plan on attending.

    Penn Spectrum Weekend Meets Temple Homecoming

    1925 Lounge 111 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
    Doors Open at 10:00pm 21+

    Penn Spectrum meets Temple MADE @ Monarch

    Monarch - 1031 Germantown Avenue, Northern Liberties. For more info, check out: https://comehome.eventbrite.com/
    10:00pm - 2:00am

    Salsa Night

    Brasil's Nightclub 112 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA