UC Berkeley News


Daylong diversity forum will be held March 3

16 February 2005

With the goal of developing and prioritizing a diversity-focused research agenda for the Berkeley campus, faculty, emeriti, staff, students, and alumni are invited to participate in a campuswide diversity forum on Thursday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Pauley Ballroom of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Student Union.

Christopher Edley, Jr. (Bonnie Azab Powell photo)
The forum, "Diversity in Action: Leading the Nation Through Research and Practice," is a production of the Diversity Project, co-sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate. The morning and early- afternoon sessions will include a panel discussion by representatives from the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access, and the Harvard Civil Rights Project. All attendees will be asked to participate in small working groups to address how they can help the campus create a "California Diversity Project," a prioritized research agenda and community centerpiece for the campus on issues of diversity. This will be followed by a keynote address by Boalt Hall Dean Christopher Edley, Jr., co-founder of the Harvard Civil Rights Project (www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu). Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and Berkeley Academic Senate Chair Robert Knapp will also speak.

For more information or to RSVP for the morning and early-afternoon sessions contact Irene Wan at iwan@berkeley.edu. The keynote address and following remarks do not require a reservation; they are free and open to all members of the campus community.