Power of Diversity Lecture Series

Monique Hunt McWilliams, Assistant General Counsel for Eli Lilly

October 9, 2018
6:30 PM
Richardson Chapel
Title: The Advancement of Diversity and Inclusion

Many companies consider diversity and inclusion to be business imperatives to their continued success. Academic institutions are crucial partners in the preparation of young professionals as diversity and inclusion advocates. In today’s environment, you must make big, bold moves if advancement is to be realized.

Troy Jackson

November 13, 2018
6:30 PM
Richardson Chapel
Title: “Multi-Racial Organizing for Change”

From the Montgomery Bus Boycott in the 1950s to the Senate election in Alabama in 2017, organizing that centers women of color in broad based coalitions has offered a recipe for transformative democracy. By exploring his academic work on Montgomery in the 1950s and his experience organizing faith communities for racial justice in Ohio and around the country, Dr. Jackson will offer an analysis of the true power of diversity.

Terrance Hayes

March 7, 2018
More information forthcoming.

Terri Morris-Downs

April 2, 2019
6:30 PM
Richardson Chapel
Title: “Immigrants in Indiana: How Newcomers are Changing our Landscape”

Immigrants account for half the population growth of Marion County. How can we help new Americans to integrate successfully into our communities and build a welcoming, inclusive environment in which they thrive? Join Immigrant Welcome Center founding Executive Director, Terri Morris Downs, for an enlightening discussion on how immigrants and refugees are strengthening our communities culturally, socially, and civically, and how you can engage to build the welcoming movement!