Annual Symposium on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice, April 23

Dr. Kaye Whitehead

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion will host the fifth annual Symposium on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice on Tuesday, April 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms. This symposium serves as an “institutional examen,” a time to look inwardly at who we are and who we are called to be. 

This year’s theme is “Building Bridges: Creating an Intentional Community.” In a deeply polarized national climate, we are called to walk in “right relationship” with each other, recognizing each other’s inherent dignity and centering our responsibility to engage each other with care, kindness and compassion. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from keynote speaker, Dr. Kaye Whitehead, engage in interactive workshops designed to build capacity for dialoguing across difference and hear from campus leaders about our call to “walk with the excluded” during a lunch panel and discussion. 

All faculty, staff, students, alumni and other campus stakeholders are invited to take part in the conversation. 

RSVP online by Tuesday, April 16. 

Whitehead is a professor of communication and African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland and the founder and executive director of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace and Social Justice. She is also a three-time New York Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker and the award-winning radio host of “Today with Dr. Kaye” on WEAA-FM 88.9. Her scholarship examines the ways race, class and gender coalesce in American classrooms as well as in political and social environments. 

More information about the Symposium is available online

For questions or special needs, contact University Special Events at or (414) 288-7431.