“Mayhem at Mizzou” Public Forum
IU South Bend invites students, faculty, staff, and community residents to attend a presentation and discussion entitled Mayhem at Mizzou: Student Voices Making a Difference.
Nathan Stephens, Director of the Center for Inclusive Excellence at Southern Illinois University is the keynote speaker. He is a diversity and inclusion specialist with nearly ten years of experience working in student affairs and teaching. Using the recent events at the University of Missouri as a backdrop, he will lead a discussion of historic and contemporary issues of race in higher education. He will also use Critical Race Studies research to provide recommendations on how predominately white institutions can move beyond polarizing debates and arguments towards inclusive policies and practices.
The forum will be held on Tuesday, January 19 in the Main Auditorium in Northside Hall on the IU South Bend campus. The program begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
The event is sponsored by the IU South Bend School of Education, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Civil Rights Heritage Center, Student Life, Titan Productions, Office of Student Conduct, Making the Academic Connection, Black Student Union, Women’s and Gender Studies, Student Services, Latino Student Union, and the Student Association for Civil Rights and Social Justice.