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 (the first of it's kind) at Virginia Commonwealth University. With that success, the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences asked her to transform her lectures into a co-curricular class called "HumanCare" (Oct 2015-April 2016). 89% of students felt her class should be a required part of their 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?
This Spring, Yewande Austin was appointed as a Globe Faculty Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University. In this position she will conduct a 3-credit class that she created, "The Art of Change" (Sept 12 to Dec 9, 2016). Students will learn how to develop high social impact business models that solve some of the world's greatest socio-economic problems. They will travel with Yewande to Botswana (Dec 27 to Jan 11, 2017) to put their new 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, prepares to conduct a social justice camp for high school students at St. Christopher's School (June 25-July 17). Participants will learn how to create STEAM-based solutions for disparities that affect vulnerable children. Through a virtual learning model, students will work 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