The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office is excited to announce the fourth annual Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Student Summit, which will take place in person and on campus on Saturday, February 24, 2024.
The Summit’s goal is to create a community space for BIPOC-identified students to connect around shared or similar identities while addressing the realities of being a person of color within creative sectors. This program will focus on uplifting and empowering BIPOC voices through dialogue on topics of personal development, professional growth, and post-graduation opportunities.
This student summit is FREE and open to all currently enrolled students who self-identify as BIPOC. The registration deadline is Friday, February 16, 2024. All students who attend the entire full day program will be entered in a drawing to win a $50, $75, or $125 gift card to Graphaids/Amazon!
Meet Our Speakers
Ed Duncan, SVP Design, Action Figures/Games/Plush/Inventor Relations, Mattel, Inc.
Ed Duncan serves as Senior Vice President of Design at Mattel, with responsibility for action figures, games, and plush design, as well as overseeing Mattel’s Inventor Relations team. Prior to joining Mattel, Duncan led design for Takara-Tomy’s efforts outside of Japan, held several jobs on Disney Consumer Products’ Toys team, and worked as a designer and design leader at Fisher-Price and Hasbro.
Dawn Porter, Filmmaker, Trilogy Films
Award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter has emerged in the entertainment industry as a leader in the art of storytelling, directing, and producing critically acclaimed projects that have impacted generations of people from all walks of life. A two-time Sundance film festival director, Porter has created work featured on HBO, Netflix, ESPN, CNN, PBS, MSNBC, and MTV Films, among other platforms.