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On race and diversity
A panel discussion on race relations, featuring former Illinois State Senator Susan Garrett ’94, attorney Bill Lowry ’84, and Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul, drew a large crowd on February 29.
A mix of students, faculty, staff, and community members met in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel for the evening discussion, “Race Relations in the United States: Today and Tomorrow.”
“The panelists did a good job of providing insightful comments about issues related to race and politics in Chicago, the State of Illinois, and the United States,” Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Rob Flot said.Students
“A primary goal of the program was to continue the ongoing dialogue on campus related to issues of race and diversity,” Flot said. “We intend to provide additional opportunities, panels and otherwise, to continue the dialogue going forward.”
On February 23, the College hosted, “Race: Why is it so hard to talk about?,” a conversation with former Chicago Tribune columnist Dawn Turner Trice. The spring series began with Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, who led the on-campus discussion, “Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Faith and Philosophical Diversity in the 21st Century,” on February 2.