President’s Critical Conversation to Explore Issues of Diversity, Race and Inclusion

More than 150 students, faculty and staff expected to participate.

UAlbany has one of the most diverse campuses in New York State, a place where people with different backgrounds and views can challenge each other respectfully. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 23, 2016) — Where we are today, what we are accomplishing and can accomplish as individuals, and what collective vision our campus must point to for the future are key subjects for this evening’s “President’s Critical Conversation: Diversity, Race and Inclusion in Our Campus Community.”

More than 150 students, faculty and staff are registered to attend the event, which is scheduled to run from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. President Jones will welcome participants and share opening remarks while Chief Diversity Officer Tamra Minor will serve as event moderator.

The event will consist of 36 discussion groups, whose findings will be shared and commented upon by a panel comprising Larry Ginsburg, president of the Multicultural Student Advisory Council; Karyn Loscocco, professor and expert on gender, race and equity from the Department of Sociology; and Vivien Ng, associate professor and chair of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Discussion group findings will be facilitated by Jeanette Altarriba, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Education; Title IX Coordinator Chantelle Cleary; and Darrell Wheeler, dean of the School of Social Welfare and vice president for public engagement.

Complimentary pizza and beverages will be served at the event.

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