E2 Symposium

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E2 Symposium


About this Event

ENGAGEMENT + EMPOWERMENT: E2 Equals Inclusion and Diversity
Welcome to the 2020 Guam Community College E2 Symposium

The symposium will take place on January 24, 2020, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Guam Community College campus (MPA 400) in Mangilao, Guam.

The focus will be on engagement and empowerment of underserved groups in island communities through science, non-profit organizations, and education and training. It is intended to be broad-based in order to cover the spectrum of needs and challenges of underserved communities on Guam and the Micronesian region.

Featured keynote speaker John S. Cruickshank, a senior federal agency official at the National Science Foundation (NSF), who will speak on “LGBTQ + STEM in Micronesia.”

More than just a discussion, this symposium will highlight a call to action at the end of the day-long exploration of challenges and ideas to truly engage and empower underserved communities.

Engagement + Empowerment: E2 Equals Diversity and Inclusion is now OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

Registration fee will cover the following:
Continental breakfast
Asian Fusion buffet lunch catered by GCC Culinary students and chefs
Symposium bag, pen, and notebook

Symposium at a Glance
Event Booklet
A Call to Action

Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for attending this event!
Indicate your interest in obtaining a CEU when registering to learn more about this opportunity.

Participants may apply for 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). Those choosing CEU are required to complete 8 contact symposium hours and 2 hours to prepare and submit the required Engagement & Empowerment Symposium Response Paper.

This continuing education workforce development course utilizes a two-fold interactive symposium design format to increase greater awareness and social action within the human diversity field serving marginalized, oppressed, and minority populations; more specifically, the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Queer and Transgender (LGBQT) communities in Guam and Micronesia.

First, through panel discussions, poster board displays and break out presentation sessions, participants will gain first-hand knowledge from select presenters concerning the quality of life issues for the LGBQT community. 

Second, economic opportunities will be presented about the various pipelines and pathways in which federal grant funding may provide government and non-profit organizations to empower and engage the systemic process of inclusion and engagement to resolve social injustices experienced by the LGBQT community, their families and informal social support network. The symposium concludes with crafting a call to action outline resulting from the symposium presentations and participant dialogue.

CEU Course Guide 
CEWD Symposium Paper Guidelines


Ana Mari Atoigue
anamari.atoigue@guamcc.edu   |   (671)735-5527