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March 31, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Community Arts Auditorium | Map
450 Reuther Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: 0
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The Wayne State School of Social Work is proud to host Dr. John H. Jackson, Ed.D., J.D., President and CEO of The Schott Foundation for Public Education as the keynote speaker for our 10th Annual Diversity Lecture on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 1 to 3 pm in the Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium. Dr. Jackson will be 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. 

The free lecture is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends of the University and the public. We strongly encourage faculty to bring their classes to the lecture, and if anyone would like us to track their student attendance, they simply need to provide their class roster to Lauree Emery at lauree.emery@wayne.edu and we will provide a list of attendees to the faculty member after the lecture. There is no pre-registration necessary for this lecture, however we are offering 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. Please contact Lauree Emery at lauree.emery@wayne.edu with questions.

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. 

Consider keeping the conversation of the Diversity Lecture going and join us for the Academic Staff Professional Development Committee (ASPDC) Reception and Diversity Panel: Increasing success for all Wayne State students. Dr. Jackson will present opening remarks and set the stage for this panel of experts to discuss using a dual race and gender lens for understanding the challenges facing Wayne State students as well as those across the country. Possible systemic changes to our nation’s education policy will also be discussed. This FREE Reception and Panel discussion will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Alumni House, which is adjacent to the Community Arts Auditorium. Participation is free and open to the Wayne State Community; however, attendees must RSVP for the Reception and Panel Discussion. Space is limited. For additional details on the moderator and panelists visit the event at http://events.wayne.edu/2016/03/31/aspdc-reception-and-diversity-panel-increasing-success-for-all-wayne-state--64809/ or contact Julie Alter-Kay at ae8440@wayne.edu. 

For more information about this event, please contact Lauree Emery at 313-577-9348 or ab7097@wayne.edu.