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Morning Keynote Speaker

Dr. Michelle Vaughan is a frequent presenter at American Psychological Association conventions.  An associate professor of psychology in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University, Dr. Vaughan is also an associate editor for the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.  She focuses on the psychological strengths of individuals with stigmatized sexualities/genders, and she trains future clinical psychologists in serving culturally diverse populations. 

Dr. Vaughan’s presentation was provided by the Rabbi John Spitzer Social Justice Fund of Temple Israel.​

Coming Together Stark County

“LGBTQ: Superpowers and Super Challenges"

Our 3rd annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference held on Friday, April 13,2018, was a success!

Special thanks to Stark State College and Dr. Para Jones!

We learned a positive, evidence-based perspective on inclusion of the LGBTQ community. Along with the benefits of inclusion of the LGBTQ community for the community, business and individuals.

Attendees developed a greater understanding of the cultural and legal implications of LGBTQ inclusion from the adolescent to adult perspectives.

 CEUs and CLEs were available.

For power points contact Administrator Angela Barwick



​Special thanks to our partners Stark MHAR, Stark State College, Equality Ohio, Lenzy Family Institute, SARTA, Rabbi John Spitzer Social Justice Fund of Temple of Israel!

Special thanks to our Dignity Sponsors Aultman Aultcare, Buckeye Health Plan, CareSource, CSE Federal Credit Union, Mercy Medical Center, Walsh University, Paramont Advantage, Stark County Fair Housing, Haven, The Okey Law Firm and Mr. and Mrs​Gregory W. Luntz.

​Venue and Location: Stark State College - Silk Auditorium