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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration — 60 Years Later: Why Colorblindness Falls Short

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration — 60 Years Later: Why Colorblindness Falls Short

Dr. Evelyn Carter received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Indiana University, where her research focused on how people detect cues to racial bias and discuss bias across group lines.  Evelyn’s current focus is on using social science research to help create and sustain equity, diversity and inclusion on college campuses. She has substantial experience in this area, having led collaborative teams of university administrators, faculty and students to develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based programs at five different universities.

 

8:30 - 9:00 AM
Musical Performance by Kevin “B.F.” Burt

9:00 - 9:05 AM
Opening Welcome by Erik Albinson, Vice President for Student Development

9:05 - 9:35 AM
Keynote Speaker Dr. R. Evelyn Carter

9:45 - 10:30 AM
SESSION 1: African American History of Coe and Cedar Rapids, 1860-1900 | Brie Swenson Arnold

SESSION 2: Shooting at the Wrong Target — The Impact of Leadership on our Community | Aaron Green

10:45 - 11:30 AM
SESSION 1: What Do We Teach White Students? | Leigh Ann Erickson

SESSION 2: What Martin Didn’t Tell Us | Ellen Daye-Williams