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Call for proposals: Friday Forums

Submit your proposal for Friday Forums on Racism in Higher Education.

graphic with red background reads, "Friday Forums on Racism in Higher Education."Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the University of Utah is asking for proposals for breakout discussions as part of its Friday Forums on Racism in Higher Education.

Friday Forums is a national platform that positions the University of Utah as a leader for elevating national conversations on racism in higher education. Each month, EDI will lead these conversations with the goal of helping attendees start on a journey to eradicate racism and share best practices for sustained growth and action at American research universities.

The series showcases best practice models designed to disrupt complicit racism—regardless of discipline and professional field—with topics addressed at all levels of leadership. University of Utah staff and faculty members of all disciplines are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The October Friday Forum on Racism in Higher Education is titled, “Establishing Anti-Racist Policy & Practice.” Breakout sessions should relate to the month’s theme and will be divided into four tracks:

  1. Let’s get started
    How to begin the journey towards anti-racism.
  2. Hear us
    Breaking down the systemic racism that impacts our communities.
  3. Moving the Needle
    Modeling action-based and transformative initiatives.
  4. Students
    How to be an ally to the Black community

The deadline for October proposals is Oct. 2. Submit your proposal here.