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Straight Talk: Race, Racism, and the Pursuit of Equity in Higher Education
February 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
GBHEM will host Drs. Fayneese Miller and Colette Pierce Burnette as panelists in the second edition of its new quarterly higher education discussion series, “Straight Talk.” They will explore ways to effectively involve ourselves in matters of race, engage others in our communities about racism, and listen for understanding as we seek equity for all. Interested participants may register here. This is a FREE event.
Miller is the first African-American and second women president of Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Burnette is the president of Huston-Tillotson University, a historically Black university in Austin, Texas. Both schools are United Methodist-related institutions.
In their discussion, Miller and Burnette will provide an alternate narrative for conversations on race and share how they are champions for equity on their campuses and in their communities during this critical moment in history. Hear their stories and learn more about race, racism and the pursuit of equity from two highly sought-after speakers in higher education.