ICYMI: A Call for Racial Healing

The fourth iteration of the Friday Forums on Racism in Higher Education series held on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, addressed the various practices and initiatives that foster racial healing in our communities, grappled with the tensions and harm of institutional practices and set a vision for eradicating racism.

The conversation was moderated by Marlon Lynch, chief safety officer at the University of Utah. Panelists included:

  • Said Ibrahim, senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu Punihei Lipe, Native Hawaiian affairs program officer at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • Tia McNair, project director for the Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College

In case you missed it, view the full event below.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the U is hosting these national conversations each month with the goal of helping attendees start on a journey to eradicate racism and share best practices for sustained growth and action. Friday Forums is a commitment to the state and region in elevating national conversations and showcasing models of disrupting complicit racism. Each session welcomes national thought leaders to lead discussions and provide opportunities for participants to share ideas on actionable items towards a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus.

  • The next Friday Forum titled “Racial Equity and Philanthropy” will be on Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. Learn more and register here.
  • University of Utah staff and faculty members of all disciplines are encouraged to submit a breakout-session proposal here.