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Pathways: Join Us

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Expanding and Connecting Pathways to Diversity

June 19 - 20, 2023

Centre College. Danville, KY

About Pathways to Diversity

In 2018, four ACS colleges partnered to research and document their own unique pathways to desegregation. Centre College, Rollins College, Washington & Lee University, and Furman University spent 4 years conducting archival research, documenting findings, digitizing and describing materials, and making them accessible through the Pathways to Diversity website.  This initiative was funded through the ACS-Mellon initiatives on faculty and staff advancement.

Now those four colleges want to help you discover your institution's history of desegregation and/or stories of diversity. Sign up for the Pathways to Diversity workshop and learn how you can contribute to this exciting project.

Thanks to a grant from the ACS, we are able to provide $350 for travel for up to 24 individuals and food and lodging will also be covered for these participants.

Workshop Schedule

June 19, 2023

Monday evening from 5-7pm, in honor of Juneteenth, there will be a program hosted by local historians Michael Hughes and Mike Denis of the Danville Boyle County African American Historical Society. Mr. Hughes and Mr. Denis will discuss the history of Danville’s Black business district, Second Street, in conjunction with the award-winning We Were Here exhibit. This historical storytelling project celebrates our area’s rich African American heritage and acknowledges the societal and cultural erasure endured by the Danville and Boyle County African American community in the name of urban renewal. Dinner will be served. 

June 20, 2023

9am - 12pm: choose from 1 of these 2 tracks.

  1. Discovering Your Pathway - This track is targeted to librarians and archivists interested in contributing to the Pathways to Diversity website. As an attendee, you will receive practical guidance, documentation templates, and hands-on support for conducting a Pathways to Diversity project at your institution. Topics will include: how to begin, archival research best practices, digitization guidelines, metadata standards, oral history creation, and accessibility.

  1. Pathways in Practice - This track is targeted to professors and instructors. As an attendee, you will envision and plan class assignments using the Pathways to Diversity website. Topics will include: instruction best practices, developing class assignments, repurposing existing assignments, and course design. Much of this track is interactive with small group work, discussions, and brainstorming sessions.

12pm - 1pm: Lunch

1pm - 3pm: Group Discussion 

Attendees from both tracks will participate in an interactive discussion including an overview of the collaborative planning packet, and Q & A sessions. Attendees from the same institution will also be given time to meet and plan out concrete next steps for when they return home. 

4pm - 7pm: Shaker Village

We will take a tour of the property and its history followed by dinner at their on-site resturant, The Trustees Table.