Yesterday, about 830 faculty, staff and students gathered virtually for a Town Hall on Racial Injustice. The event was recorded and is available via YouTube.
Moderated by Provost Kimo Ah Yun, the event included an opening prayer by Sister Anne Arabome, SSS, associate director of the Faber Center, and opening remarks from President Michael R. Lovell.
President Lovell introduced the university’s Proposed 2020-23 Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as the launch of a Commission on Racial Equity (CORE) in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Educational Opportunity Program. Those interested in serving on the commission are encouraged to complete the interest form.
Following President Lovell’s comments, a panel discussion and Q&A took place.
- Dr. William Welburn, vice president for inclusive excellence
- Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz, assistant professor of philosophy
- Franklin Cumberbatch, vice president for engagement at Bader Philanthropies, Inc.
- Lisa Lamson, student, Ph.D. candidate in American history
Joel Pogodzinski, senior vice president and chief operating officer, was also present to address several questions.