The recent series of police attacks against Black Americans, and the widespread outrage in response, have sparked a flood of conversations surrounding equity and justice across the country and around the world. At Case Western Reserve, students, staff, faculty and alumni have shared their experiences and concerns related to campus and beyond, and university leadership is committed to addressing those issues—and, most importantly, taking action.
On Sept. 17, members of the campus community are invited to continue the conversation surrounding equity, inclusion and racism raised earlier this year through a Day of Dialogue. Next week, the Case Western Reserve Sustained Dialogue Program is providing an opportunity to receive updates, share concerns about these critical issues and learn more about the mental health support and wellness resources available through the university.
In an email to the campus community on Sept. 7, Robert Solomon, vice president for the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, emphasized the university’s commitment to listen “intently to our community about their lived experiences and challenges and obstacles they faced in our institution.
“Back in June we held a Day of Dialogue to start the conversation,” he wrote. “In the months since we have worked to begin to respond to the many concerns we have heard expressed. Before we even begin, however, we want to be clear that these efforts mark only the beginning of our work. Like democracy, equity, justice and equality require our continuous and perpetual attention.”
Individuals must register in advance for the other sessions to obtain the event link.
Details for each discussion can be found below. Additional information may be added before Sept. 17; please check back for updates.