Centering Equity at UCA
Centering Equity at UCA focuses on four areas that have historically excluded, marginalized, or minoritized individuals. Those areas are race, gender and gender identity, wealth, and religion. The goal of the centering equity program is to provide information and pragmatic principles and practices to eliminate or decrease inequities, biases, and discriminatory policies related to those four areas.
UCA has developed a platform to deliver and train individuals on the concepts associated with these areas through the Centering Equity Conference and Centering Equity Learning Series. Click the images below to learn more about each arm of the program and how it can help you and your organization grow.
Centering Equity Conference & Series Organizer
Candice Maxwell, Ed.D
Dr. Candice Dowd Maxwell is the Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion for McHenry County College. She is also a principal officer and Executive Coach of Parker Education and Development, LLC. and the owner of Couture Crafting, LLC. Dr. Maxwell presents nationally and internationally on building equity ecosystems within organizations, the intersection of race and education, cultural humility and civility in the workplace, and developing cross-cultural alliances.
She has authored multiple books and other publications. Dr. Maxwell founded the Centering Equity Conference and the Centering Equity Learning Series for the University of Central Arkansas. As a social change consultant and strategist, she provides professional learning opportunities, strategic equity planning, and cultural assessment analysis.
Through her work in the classroom, as a consultant, and as a coach, she believes humility is essential to cultivating a culture of belonging and inclusion where equity can flourish in a climate where diversity thrives. You can connect with Dr. Maxwell on FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn.