The Social Justice Lecture Series, launched by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in 2012, introduces a broad range of topics to the campus community. Guest lecturers present topics that encourage critical thinking, provoke healthy debate, and challenge assumptions.
A Sample of Past Lectures
“Black and Gay in America” by Keith Boykin, JD, Broadcaster, author and commentator; former White House aide to President Bill Clinton
Arun Gandhi, a world-renowned peace activist and grandson of Indian spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi, will share memories of his grandfather and his own perspective on justice
”Exploring the Complexity of Hip-Hop Culture: Implications for Understanding the Experiences of Black Males in Schools and Society” by Dr. Daymond Glenn, Vice President for Community Life and Chief Diversity Officer at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon.
“Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba” by Alina Fernandez,
Internationally-known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer and author of the famous “Brown Eyes/Blue Eyes Experiment.” Jane Elliot
CDI works to engage faculty, Staff, and community members in conversations about social justice, not only as audience participants but also as collaborators helping to frame the topics for discussion. Faculty, staff, and community members are invited to submit suggestions for potential Social Justice Lecture Series guest speakers.
Recommendations can be submitted to Kellie Raffaelli at firstname.lastname@example.org