Post contributed by LaJae Coleman, Community & Civic Engagement Graduate Assistant
On Thursday, November 1, 2018, the Auburn University Community and Civic Engagement Initiative in the College of Liberal Arts will be hosting a one-day Diversity Symposium in the beautiful Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities(Pebble Hill) from 8 am – 2 pm. Areas of study presented may include (but are not limited to): cultural variables, race relations, women’s issues, accessibility and disability services and initiatives, community outreach, multicultural competency, governmental initiatives to improve diversity, the history of diversity issues, etc. This symposium will create the opportunity to collaborate and raise awareness of these important issues.
The Keynote Speaker for this event will be Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Breeden Eminent Scholar and Civil Rights Activist. Dr. LaFayette was a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the National Coordinator of the Poor People’s Campaign. He is also Chair of the National Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
This symposium is free and open to ALL Auburn University Faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register for this event, go to http://www.cla.auburn.edu/cla/cce/cla-diversity-symposium/. The registration deadline is October 5, 2018.