Racial Legacies and Learning
Race & Ethnicity Symposium: How to talk about Race
Purpose of the Symposium
“Racial Legacies and Learning: How to talk about Race” is an Office of Multicultural Affairs initiative adopted from Miami University (Oh). Its mission is to create opportunities for positive cross-racial dialogue on issues related to race and ethnicity. Miami University does this via a town hall format.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs Emerging Scholars Institute is hosting a day long symposium for faculty, staff, students and community members to engage in dialogue that will enhance their cultural competency and allow opportunities to discuss issues and solutions to complex issues on race and ethnicity.
Racial Legacies & Learning: A brief history
The idea to sponsor a series of local town meetings called Racial Legacies and Learning: How to Talk About Race was derived from a national town meeting of the same name that was presented via satellite at Miami University Hamilton by the Association of American Colleges and Universities in association with KTEH in San Jose, California and distributed by PBS Adult Learning Services on January 27, 1999.
The Office of Student Services (now Student Affairs) at Miami University Hamilton enlisted the support of campus and community leaders to collaborate in hosting the initial national town meeting coupled with a local “live” town meeting featuring several key community and campus leaders. The first town meeting was a huge success and it seemed that a proactive, on-going series of local town meetings with a focus on race was desired by the audience.
In the years since 1999, the series has provided opportunities for dialogue, critical thinking, and learning while emphasizing the importance of taking action and making improvements in race relations in both personal and professional settings.
Racial Legacies & Learning: Race & Ethnicity Symposium
Friday, April 3rd, 8am
Curris Center Theater & Banquet Room 2
Theme: "Living the Dream through Hope, Courage, Character & Education: How to Talk About Race"
Race & Ethnicity Symposium Agenda
Live Web Streaming of all Plenary Sessions
Plenary Sessions will be held in the Curris Center Theater
Lunch Plenary Session held in Curris Center Banquet Room II
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Aaron Thompson, Executive Vice-President & Chief Academic Officer
Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education
Plenary I-Race and the Community: Does Race Matter?
Kelvin King-Professor of English, Lawson State Community College, Birmingham AL
Plenary II –Race and Education: Where do we go from here?
Sherron Jackson-CPE Senior Policy Advisor, Former Assistant Vice President, Finance and EEO, Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE)
Plenary III- Race & Politics: Are we ready for what is next?
Wendell Thomas-Sergeant of Arms Kentucky Senate-Retired, Member Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education Committee on Equal Opportunities
Luncheon Plenary IV-Racial Legacies & Learning: How to Talk About Race
Keynote: Dr. Jacobi Williams, Associate Professor of African American & African Diaspora Studies and History, IU Bloomintgon
Q &A: 2:15pm-2:30pm
Moderator: SG Carthell, Director Office of Multicultural Affairs
All Presenters will be recognized at the Luncheon
(Luncheon Space Limited to first 150 persons to register)
Race & Ethnicity Poster Session
10th Annual Diversity Achievement Awards Reception
6:30pm Curris Center Large Banquet Room
Opening Plenary Keynote: Dr. Aaron Thompson-Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education
Lunch Plenary Keynote: Dr. Jakobi Williams- Professor of History, Indiana University Bloomington, IN
Racial Legacies and Learning Symposium Planning & Advisory Committees
SG Carthell-Chair, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
Dr. Donald Adongo-OMA Faculty Mentor, Department of Mathematics
Ashley Ireland-University Libraries
Alicia Carthell-OMA Faculty Liaison, Department of English & Philosophy
Anita Chitule-OMA Student Services Specialist
Mike Young-Assoc VP Student Affairs
PCDI Sub Committee on Race & Ethnicity (SCORE)
Dr. Susana Bloomdahl-Chair Education & Human Services
Alicia Carthell, Senior Lecturer, Department English & Philosophy
Charletter Ellis-Executive AssistantScience Engineering and Technology
Ben Linzy-Graduate Student
Dr. Peggy Pittman-Munke-Associate ProfessorEducation and Human Services
SG Carthell-Director Office of Multicultural Affairs-Chair SCORE
Randi Thomas, Director Institutional Relations
Jerome Conley, Dean University Libraries
Dr. Bob Rusbosin, Regional Senior Associate Dean of Students