“When was the first time in your life that you were aware of, or noticed, race?” Keynote speaker Shakti Butler posed this query at this year’s Diversity Conference on March 31. During her speech, “Irresistible Justice: Cultivating Joy as a Pathway to Equity,” Butler asked about the role of racism or inequality in the lives of the audience and allowed time for discussion and reflection.
Strong Memorial Hospital earned a perfect score on the annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The survey evaluates inclusive policies and practices related to LGBTQ patients, visitors, and health care employees.
The filmmaker and educator looks forward to a day when she can avoid thinking about race. “A look, a comment. You don’t know what someone means, and racial anxiety sets in. Every day, I think about race.”
The comedian and CNN host tops a week of events sponsored by the University’s ‘We’re Better Than That’ anti-racism campaign and the Student Programming Board.
Events across the University mark Monday’s MLK celebrations, and renowned author, educator, and activist Joy DeGruy will deliver the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, January 27.
At this initial meeting, Seligman laid out ambitious plans for the council, including assessments and ongoing programming anticipated for faculty, students, and staff. As its initial act, the PDC voted unanimously to have Martin Luther King, Jr. Day recognized as a University holiday, commencing in 2018.
On Display, a “deconstructed art exhibit,” explores the diversity of the human form. The piece been performed around the world and had its Rochester premiere at the Memorial Art Gallery in October. A December performance is planned at the Disability Studies Cluster conference.
Two National Science Foundation grants expand the reach of programs that engage underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students in science and engineering.