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Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations About Equity and Diversity

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Poster with text "Greater than 7"

The second annual Greater Than 7 week, Oct. 5-11, is a continued invitation to engage in critical conversations about equity, diversity, and campus climate.

The week kicks off Oct. 5 from 12-1 p.m. on Northrop Plaza, featuring a panel of local activists, educators, and thought leaders discussing race and its connection to police brutality and the criminal justice system. Other topics of discussion will include the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and social movements addressing issues like sex trafficking in indigenous communities, the murders of trans* women of color, and the significant levels of incarceration of black and brown men with mental illnesses.

Dr. Katrice Albert, vice president for Equity and Diversity, will moderate the panel. Greater Than 7 is an invitation to engage the University community with opportunities to listen and to ask critical questions. How do we honor differences and nurture our common ground? How do we focus our attention on tackling the world’s grand challenges as we meet our own challenges at home? 

University colleges, departments, and students are invited to pose these questions and others, and to submit an event for the Greater Than 7 calendar. 

Learn more and submit an event


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