Join ACUI for the Virtual Social Justice Seminar, September 28–29! 

We are experiencing a shift in public discourse about social justice from the classroom to the boardroom. The ability to engage in active dialogue around diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice is essential to leadership development for working professionals and the communities they serve. 

Attendees will explore:    

  • Anti-racist history & practices in America 

  • Impacts of legislation past and present

  • How to apply the Inclusive Leadership Model to drive social change 

  • Specific challenges affecting DEI professionals  

Through a two-day virtual event, the format will include:  

  • Lecture & learning with practical examples from past and present 

  • Interactive breakout sessions for peer-to-peer learning (Hack-a-thon) 

  • Group presentation and sharing 


Dr. Alvin Tillery will present the history of racial injustice in America. From past to present, you will learn how legislative changes impede progress to social justice and get an introduction to the Inclusive Leadership Model so you can galvanize support to drive change.  

Day two will begin with a Hack-a-thon, an interactive group sharing and solution session, where you will apply what you have learned. This will be a hands-on session where attendees will address challenges affecting their campus community. Working in diverse teams, you will leave the session with workable solutions that meet the needs of the communities you serve. 

This program will be presented virtually via Zoom. Registrants will receive the Zoom link prior to the event. Group assignments will be preselected for the Hack-a-thon.  All times are listed in Eastern.

September 28 
  • 2 p.m. – Welcome & History of Racism in America 
  • 3 p.m. – Inclusive Leadership Model 
  • 4 p.m. – Group Discussion: "If you could solve ONE issue affecting your workplace, what would it be?" 
September 29 
  • 2 p.m – Recap & Breakout Sessions 
  • 2:30 p.m – Hack-a-thon!  
  • 3:30 p.m. – Group Presentations 


Early (through August 15)
  • Member: $275
  • Nonmember: $375
Regular (August 16–September 27)
  • Member: $350
  • Nonmember: $450

If you do not already have an ACUI account, please create an account to register and be sure to affiliate your record with your institution.  If you need registration assistance, please contact or 812.245.2284. You may find the cancellation policy here.  

About the Instructor

Dr. Alvin Tillery is an author, lecturer, consultant, and professor of political science at Northwestern University. Tillery holds a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University and a B.A. in political science from Morehouse College. Currently, he is the associate professor of political science and founder and director of the Center for Diversity and Democracy. His research in American politics, social movements, and Black political thought make him a highly sought speaker on leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Tillery has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Rutgers University, University of Notre Dame, and University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, and he was a teaching fellow at Harvard University. He has published countless articles, papers, and reports and his most recent book, "Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy and Black Leadership in America," won the W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. 

Dr Alvin Tillery