Sherry Diamond, professor, drama therapist and lawyer, is a fierce advocate for inter- and intra-cultural awareness. In her talk, she will focus on belonging because it is both the foundation of our diversity and inclusion efforts, and it is the desired outcome of those efforts. Diamond began working in the disabilities community at the age of 24, first as a teacher, then as a therapist, then as an administrator. The spaces she and her colleagues nurtured and developed were markedly different from most others, because they emphasized belonging. Diamond will explore how we can incorporate some of those principles into our daily practice of inclusion.