Niagara University Hosts Social Justice Conference, Announces New Diversity Initiatives

by | Apr 29, 2016 | Justice and Peace, News

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Since the 1960s, the Western New York region has borne witness to many teachable points of inspiration regarding racial equality and social justice.

The most recent occurred April 15-16 at Niagara University during an intergenerational forum, “Fostering Racial and Social Justice: Defining and Connecting the Roles and Responsibilities of Student Organizations, Academics, and Community.”

Coordinated by Niagara University’s Black Student Union, the conference focused on local and national issues of race in higher education, the role of colleges and universities in addressing racial justice in communities, empowering students as mentors and leaders, and strengthening alliances among organizations on and off campuses that address social justice issues.

Among the 130-plus attendees were representatives from 17 colleges and universities, as well as numerous community organizations, government officials, and business leaders. Read about this initiative and view lots of photos on Flickr.

#IamVincent means leading on social justice issues.

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