Noteworthy: News and Events from the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Looking for something to read this summer? The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity has recommendations that challenge readers to think more critically about matters of race, social justice, equity, equality and systems that produce inequitable results in our world.

    Hasan Kwame Jeffries

    National Power of Diversity Lecture with Hasan Kwame Jeffries

    Author and educator Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries discussed "Making Sense of the Moment: Race, Politics and Democracy" in his February 2022 lecture. His work includes conducting professional development workshops for teachers, speaking to student assemblies, and developing inclusive curricular centered on social studies.

    Robert Solomon

    Black History Month 2022

    The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing celebrated Black History Month with a presentation by CWRU's Vice President of the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Robert L. Solomon. Before beginning his career in higher education, Solomon was a trial and appellate lawyer with the Ohio State Attorney General’s office and the United States Department of Justice.


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    The Power of Diversity Lecture Series

    The Power of Diversity Lecture Series strives to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement and civic education and encourages learning about the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. 

    Kristin Williams

    Annual Diversity Achievement Awards honor CWRU community

    During the 13th Annual Diversity Achievement Awards Luncheon in May, the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity honored members of the Case Western Reserve community for their inclusion and diversity efforts, including Kristin Williams, assistant dean of admissions and student affairs in the School of Dental Medicine, who received the Faculty Diversity Excellence Award.

    Heather Burton

    Shades of Freedom explores journey of freedom from 1619–present

    Shades of Freedom: A Pre- and Post-Juneteenth Conversation explores the journey of freedom in America for African-descended people from 1619 to 2021 and where the road can lead in the future. OIDEO's Robert L. Solomon and Heather Burton lead the dialogue.