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March 31, 2016 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Alumni House | Map
441 Gilmour Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: FREE
Audience: Academic Staff, Faculty, Staff

Academic Staff Professional Development Committee (ASPDC) Reception and Diversity Panel:  Increasing success for all Wayne State students

Using dual race and gender lens for understanding the challenges facing Wayne State students as well as   those across the country and for proposing systemic changes to our nation’s education policy.

Reception and Panel discussion will follow the Wayne State University School of Social Work and ASPDC     sponsored Diversity Lecture and will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Alumni House, which is adjacent to   the Community Arts Auditorium.

Panel Discussion
Moderator:  Marquita Chamblee, Wayne State University Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Opening Remarks:  Dr. John Jackson, President and CEO of The Schott Foundation for Public Education

Invited Panel Members

  • Leonard Savala, Director, Wayne State University, Office of Multicultural Student Engagement 
  • Mark Jackson, Director, Wayne State University, Apex Scholars
  • Blanche Cook, Wayne State University Law School, Assistant Professor

Participants is free and open to the Wayne State Community; however, participants must RSVP for the Reception and Panel.  Space is limited.                                  

Details regarding the Diversity Lecture preceding the Reception and Diversity Panel, is as follows:

 Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 1 to 3 pm in the Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium      Dr. John H. Jackson, Ed.D., J.D., President and CEO of The Schott Foundation for Public Education is the  invited keynote speaker presenting "Advancing racial justice in our communities: Organizing together for  racial justice." The central theme of the keynote lecture and panel discussion will include current issues on  racism, particularly in the wake of increased violence, police use of force, and unrest on college  campuses. 

 Dr. Jackson has significant experience in formulating educational policy, developing public policy  leadership, engaging the public, and identifying resources. Before heading the Schott Foundation, Dr.  Jackson served as chief policy officer and director of education for the NAACP. In 1999 President Bill  Clinton appointed Jackson to serve as senior policy adviser in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S.  Department of Education. Jackson also served on the Obama–Biden transition team as a member of the  president’s 13-member Education Policy Transition Work Group. 

The lecture requires no pre-registration, however there will be an offering of 2 CEs at a cost of $10 at the lecture for those interested. CEs can be purchased at the door on the day of the lecture.  

For more information about this event, please contact Julie Alter-Kay at 3135774409 or ae8440@wayne.edu.