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BLC Lecture: Sarah Willie-LeBreton: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: From the College Campus to the Senior Campus

January 31 @ 7:30 pm

The Brookhaven Lecture Committee presents Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: From the College Campus to the Senior Campus by Sarah Willie-LeBreton. Join us at 7:30 pm in the Performance Hall and streaming. Sarah Willie-LeBreton is president of Smith College. At Swarthmore College, she served as coordinator of the Black Studies Program and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology for a total of 17 years before being appointed as provost and dean of the faculty there. She considers herself an applied sociologist, and she has worked with a broad range of groups and organizations to understand social dynamics and develop strategies to move toward organizational self-awareness, transformation, compassion, and inclusivity. She will speak on the efforts to enhance diversity at institutions of higher education and is invited to speak to the related challenges faced by senior living facilities of limited diversity in regard to race/ethnicity, wealth, political persuasion and age. Her books have compared the experiences of Black alumni of predominantly white institutions and historically Black colleges and universities and the challenges faced by faculty who were previously underrepresented on campuses, including people of color, queer people, neurodivergent people, and people who immigrated to the United States.


January 31
7:30 pm
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