POWER OF DIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES

All events are free and open to the public

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity sponsors the Power of Diversity lecture series to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement and civic education and learning about the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. The annual series includes two distinguished guest speakers from the national or international scene and four scholars from our own faculty.

 

The speakers include scholars, thought leaders and diversity professionals whose research, scholarship, leadership and advocacy enhance the university's efforts to present diverse ideas, perspectives and viewpoints to inspire greater understanding and appreciation for inclusive excellence.

 

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FALL SERIES 2014

All events are free. RSVP at diversity-rsvp@case.edu

Lee Mun Wah<Thursday, September 4, 2014 4:30 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom, 2nd floor,
CWRU campus

Lee Mun Wah
"The World is All Around Us"

Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned documentary filmmaker, author and diversity trainer. His films, which explore race and diversity issues, include The Color of Fear and If These Halls Could Talk. Oprah Winfrey once did a one-hour special on his life and work. His latest book is entitled Let’s Get Real – What People of Color Can’t Say & Whites Won’t Ask About Racism.

 

 

CWRU Faculty Lectures

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 3 p.m.,
Senior Classroom, Tinkham Veale University Center

 

Anna Maria SantiagoAnna Maria Santiago, PhD

CWRU Leona Bevis & Marguerite Haynam Professor of Community Development,
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

 

"Fifty Years Later: From a War on Poverty To a War on the Poor"

Dr. Santiago is a specialist in urban and social welfare policy as well as research methodology. She teaches research, community and social development, and policy courses in the Master’s and Doctoral degree programs at the Mandel School. She is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Community Practice and Past President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. For more than two decades, Dr. Santiago has been involved with research that focuses on the importance of place on the economic opportunities and life chances available to low - income and minority families. Her current research focuses primarily on how federal, state and local housing policies and programs serve as vehicles for community and social development.

 

 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 3 p.m., Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall

Andrew M. RollinsAndrew M. Rollins, PhD

CWRU Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine and Faculty Advisor of Engineers Without Borders and MIND

 

"Developing Our Students and the World, Through Service"

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a national non-profit organization devoted to delivering engineering assistance to underprivileged areas around the world.

EWB-Case partners with a community and decides upon a five year plan to meet their basic engineering needs. Current partner communities include Northern Thailand, Cameroon, and the Dominican Republic working to provide clean drinking water. Llocal projects include the Hattie Larlham Foundation, the Squire-Valleevue Farm, and the Cleveland Metroparks.

PREVIOUS SPEAKER VIDEOS

2014

LEE MUN WAH

Internationally renowned documentary filmmaker, author and diversity trainer.

"The World is All Around Us"

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2013

JOHNNETTA B. COLE

Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art

"Innovation and Diversity: What Does Success Look Like?"

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2011

LUKE VISCONTI

Partner and co-founder of DiversityInc Media LLC

The Case for Diversity and Inclusion in American Higher Education

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2010

CHARLES J. OGLETREE JR., J.D.

Charles Ogletree

"Why Diversity Matters in the Obama Era"

Charles Ogletree is the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Institute.

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