Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021
Westminster College’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host Diversity Week 2021 from March 15-19 with a series of in-person and virtual events designed to spark conversations and inspire change.
Members of the Westminster community will have the opportunity all week to engage in campus-wide workshops, programs and events to celebrate the value of diverse people and ideas, action and social justice.
The week will kick off with a virtual opening address, “Student Activism and the Impact of Student Voices,” by Dr. Wilson Okello at 6 p.m. Monday, March 15, via Zoom.
Okello, assistant professor in the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and a Youngstown native, will discuss “Student Activism and the Impact of Student Voices.” Okello will encourage student leaders to find their voices as student activists, while exploring and recognizing the importance of social movements that were amplified by college students. The event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Rosa Clemente—an organizer, independent journalist, producer and scholar activist—will offer the week’s keynote address “Amplifying Your Voice Through Empowerment and Action” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18, via Zoom.
A Black Puerto Rican born and raised in the Bronx, Clemente has dedicated her life to organizing, scholarship and activism. One of her generation’s leading scholars on the issues of Black-Latinx identity, Clemente is the president and founder of Know Thy Self Productions, which has produced seven major community activism tours and consults on issues such as hip-hop feminism, media justice, voter engagement among youth of color, third party politics, U.S. political prisoners and the right of Puerto Rico to become an independent nation free of United States colonial domination.
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the Department of Modern Languages, the Department of Political Science and the Foster Art Gallery.
For a Zoom invite to Okello’s or Clemente’s address, please contact Kaileik Asbury at email@example.com.
Other events throughout the week include:
Wednesday, March 17
Thursday, March 18
Friday, March 19
Sunday, March 21
For more information about any of the week’s events, please contact Kaileik Asbury in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 724-946-7179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilson Okello, Rosa Clemente pictured above