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Office of Institutional Diversity

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The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) supports the College’s mission to create a rich learning, living, and working environment that affirms the ess​ential dignity of every person. We aspire to be a campus that reflects the rich diversity of God​’s creation while simultaneously preparing students for faithful and thoughtful engagement within a global workforce.​ W​e work collaboratively across all divisions of the institution as well as the greater community. See how you can get involved.​

Featured Event​​​​​

​Beyond Cynicism and Good Intentions: The Centrality of Anti-Racist Movements in the Struggle for Justice
A lecture and Q&A with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Monday, March 27, 4:30 p.m.
Moore Hall III

Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning historian at the University of Florida. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction and was recently named a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award. Kendi is also the author of the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972.  He has published fourteen essays in journals and books, in addition to numerous op-eds in a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, Salon, Black Perspectives, New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and TruthOut. Kendi has received research fellowships, grants, and visiting appointments from a variety of universities, foundations, professional associations, and libraries, including the American Historical Association, Library of Congress, National Academy of Education, Spencer Foundation, Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Brown University, Princeton University, and Duke University. His latest project, Black Apple: A Narrative History of Malcolm X and Black Power in New York, 1954-1974, is near completion and under contract with New York University Press. A graduate of Florida A&M University and Temple University, Kendi lives in Gainesville, Florida.  

This event is co-sponsored by American Studies, Black Studies, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Center for Engaged Learning, the Feinstein Institute, Global Studies, History, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program, the Office of Cultural Education, the Office of Student Activities & Cultural Programs, Political Science, the School of Professional Studies, and Sociology

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