Lights. Camera. Let’s take action.
The University’s new anti-racism working group will launch its mission with a video contest that could net a student $500.
The committee is comprised of staff and students who meet weekly. It’s led by Norman Burnett, assistant dean and director of the Office of Minority Student Affairs; and Beth Olivares, dean for diversity initiatives.
The working group was formed at the request of President Seligman in response to student demands at a peaceful campus protest last November.
The aim is to find ways to combat racism on campus and make this truly a unified community. A slogan already has been adopted: “We’re better than THAT.”
Next up: A student video contest that promotes the new slogan and the committee’s mission to stomp out racism. The contest runs until midnight March 4. Only undergraduate and graduate students in Arts, Science & Engineering and students at the Eastman School of Music are eligible.
The committee will select the finalists, and then faculty, staff and students will vote online for the winning video. First prize is $500, and second prize is $200.
Please pay attention to all of the rules. Students who enter the contest must use their NetID.
The submission form and rules can be found right here
Good luck to all, and may the best video win!