Amazing Grace: Freedom's Song
Welcome to the Global Institute for Diversity and Change! Founded by award-winning artist, activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador Yewande Austin, GIDC was created in response to the deafening cries of students that felt marginalized in spaces that were designed to cultivate the next generation of great leaders.
Since 2004, we've trained students and professionals alike how to create inclusive environments that promote cultural tolerance, equity and social responsibility in 12 countries from Africa and Europe to the Americas. Are you an institution committed to improving your campus' cultural climate or an organization ready to transform your professional workplace? Then GIDC is ready to show you the way!
FOR DIVERSITY AND CHANGE
CHANGE IS IN THE AIR!
In 2014, Yewande became a Diversity Healthcare Lecturer-in-Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Office of the VP for Health Sciences asked her to transform this program into a co-curricular class called "HumanCare" (Oct 2015-April 2016). 89% of students felt her class should be a requirement in health science education.
OCT 27-APRIL 12
DIVERSITY HEALTHCARE RESIDENCY
Pre-Health/Professional Health Students
Spring 2016 Schedule:
SO YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD?
Yewande Austin was appointed as a Globe Faculty Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University. This fall, she will conduct a 3-credit class, "The Art of Change" teaching students how to develop businesses that solve socio-economic issues. Yewande will lead students on a study abroad trip to Botswana this winter to put these skills into action.
THE ART OF CHANGE (Lecture)
Guest Speaker, Faculty Training
June 27-July 15
THE ART OF CHANGE
(Youth Social Justice Camp)
St. Christopher's School
Sept 12 - Dec 9
THE ART OF CHANGE
Teaching a 3-credit class that trains students how to develop high social impact business models that can change the world.
Yewande's TED Talk, "Running Into the Dark"
STEAMING THROUGH POVERTY
Our non-profit arm, the Change Rocks Foundation, conducted a social justice camp for high school students at St. Christopher's School (June 25-July 17). Participants created STEAM-based solutions for disparities that affect the Republic of the Gambia. Through a virtual learning model, students worked with Gambian youth to develop their final projects.
THE ISMS OF DIVERSITY (Lecture)
Guest Speaker, Staff Training
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SUMMIT
Guest Speaker and Workshop Facilitator
Professional Diversity Training
"NGUVU" MEANS STRONG!
This month, GIDC founder, Yewande Austin traveled to Kwale, Kenya to teach youth and educators at Faulu Academy her theory of creative socio-economic transformation. As a guest of Auburn Univ. scientist, Dr. Esther Ngumbi, she was honored to present her work to the Governor of Kwale.