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Building Community by Listening to Every Voice
NOCCCD 2017 Student Equity Symposium
The North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) is proud to host the first ever District wide Student Equity Symposium. The 2017 NOCCCD Student Equity Symposium aims to bring together national and local voices on student equity in order to engage District students, faculty and staff in expanding the equity narrative. Participants will hear from dynamic leading voices on equity, participate in insightful discussions as well as engage with their peers in a collaborative effort to further community building and advance the equity agenda.
REGISTRATION, Continental breakfast, Networking 
Symposium Starts
9 to 9:15AM                         
Chancellor Welcome
9:15 to 10:15AM               
Opening Keynote Speaker – Dr. Veronica Neal
10:15 to 10:30AM            
10:30 to 11:45AM            
Morning Breakouts (4)
12 to 1PM                              
Lunch (Provided)
1 to 2:15PM                           
Afternoon breakouts (6)
2:15 to 2:30PM                    
2:30 to 3:30PM                    
Closing keynote – Chris Crass
3:30pm to 4:30PM            
Social Hour

The NOCCCD Student Equity Symposium guest speakers are dynamic and truly stand out in their fields. They have great understanding, appreciation and remarkable vision of what it takes to truly make equability continue on a path of progress.
Veronica A. K. Neal, Ed.D. 
Chris Crass
Veronica A. K. Neal, Ed.D. is a certified diversity professional, certified community and workplace mediator, integral coach, and an equity and social justice specialist. Dr. Neal has over two decades of experience in the field of diversity education, training and human development. Professionally, she has served as a nonprofit director, program manager, project manager and now manages a successful consulting practice.
Chris Crass'  work is dedicated to building powerful working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation. Throughout history everyday people have come together to take on the most pressing challenges of their time and through collective organizing and struggle they have envisioned a better world, made large scale changes, won important victories, and passed on lessons to the next generation. 
Dr. Miguel Powers
Dr. Sabrena Turner-Odom
Dr. Miguel Powers, a Fullerton College English Professor, has been awarded both Fullerton College Teacher of the Year and the Extended Opportunity Program and Services Outstanding Teacher of the Year.  He earned his doctorate in Education from UCLA in 2015, earning the UCLA Alumni Dissertation Scholarship. 
Dr. Sabrena Turner-Odom is a faculty member in the English Department at Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) and a guest lecturer in the Africana Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).  She has thrived in numerous leadership roles during her 18-year career in education, which began at King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science in Watts, CA as an English Teacher.
Tonya Rapley
Dr. Frank Harris
Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site, My Fab Finance. In 2014 she was deemed the “New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise Magazine and featured as their cover subject.  Tonya’s mission is to help millennials break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can become financially free and do more of what they love. 
Dr. Frank Harris III is Professor of Postsecondary Education in the College of Education and Co-Director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) at San Diego State University. His research is broadly focused on student development and success in postsecondary education and explores questions related to the social construction of gender and race on college campuses, college men and masculinities, and racial/ethnic disparities in college student outcomes.
The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our diverse communities by providing a comprehensive program of educational opportunities that are accessible, relevant and academically excellent. We are unequivocally committed to student success and lifelong learning.
OCCORD's Citizenship Program is focused on expanding the electorate through citizenship.  The program encourages full participation in the democratic process and we do this by assisting Orange County residents the naturalization application, voter registration, and leadership development.
Megan Sirna
Megan Sirna Tagley currently serves as a Research Analyst at Fullerton College supporting Student Equity and Student Success and Support Program (SSSP).  In this role, she provides assistance to programs, helping them most effectively gather, analyze and report on program outcomes and related data.  Prior to joining Fullerton College, she led evaluations on several human services and education programs. 
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Anaheim Marriott​
​700 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
 Very gorgeous newly renovated space

​Complimentary Self Parking

Buffett Style Lunch

On site Starbucks

One mile WALKING distance from Downtown Disney

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John Wayne Airport-Orange County - SNA

Los Angeles International Airport - LAX (Inglewood)

Long Beach Airport - LGB

Hotel direction: 35 miles SE
Driving directions

Travel east on World Way. Keep right and merge onto South Sepulveda Boulevard. Make a slight right onto the Interstate 105 East ramp. Keep left and merge onto Interstate 105 East. Travel 17 miles to exit 18 for Interstate 605. Keep right and follow signs for Interstate 605 South. Merge onto Interstate 605 South and travel 2.5 miles to exit 7A for CA-91 East. Travel 7.6 miles on CA-91 East to exit 24 and merge onto Interstate 5 South toward Santa Ana. Travel 5 miles to exit 110A for Harbor Boulevard and the convention center. Keep right and follow signs for Harbor Boulevard South. Merge onto South Harbor Boulevard and continue to West Convention Way. Make a U-turn and the hotel will be on the right.
Hotel direction: 14.1 miles NW 
Driving directions

Travel northeast on North Airport Way. Continue onto JWA Roadway then make a slight right back onto North Airport Way. Turn left onto MacArthur Boulevard. Turn right to merge onto Interstate 405 North toward Long Beach. Take exit 9A to merge onto CA-55 North. Travel 4.3 miles to exit 10B for Interstate 5 North toward Santa Ana. Travel 5.9 miles to exit 109 for Katella Avenue/Disney Way/Civic Center/Disneyland. Merge onto South Anaheim Way. Proceed to East Katella Avenue and turn left. Turn left again onto South Harbor Boulevard. take the first right onto West Convention Way. Make a U-turn and the hotel will be on the right.
Hotel direction: 18.2 miles E
  Driving directions

Travel south on Donald Douglas Drive toward Barbara London Drive. Make a slight right to stay on Donald Douglas Drive. Turn right onto North Lakewood Boulevard. From the boulevard take the Interstate 405 South ramp. Keep left and merge onto Interstate 405 South. Travel 6.2 miles to CA-22 East/Garden Grove Freeway (signs for Garden Grove). Travel 7.3 miles on CA-22 East to exit 12A for Harbor Boulevard South. Merge onto Trask Avenue and continue to Harbor Boulevard. Turn left and follow the boulevard for 2.4 miles to West Convention Way. Turn left. Make a U-turn and the hotel will be on the right.
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Anaheim Continental 
Fresh Orange Juice,
Cranberry Juice and
Grapefruit Juice  
Freshly Baked Pastries, Breads and Muffins 
Served with Preserves and Butter 
Starbucks Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Tazo Teas 
South of the Border 

Mexican Chopped Salad
Chips, Salsa and Guacamole
Pinto Pot Beans
Pollo Asada
Skirt Steak Asada
Roasted Corn and Tomato Rice
Warm Flour Tortillas
Mango Cheesecake and Mexican Chocolate Cake
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