College Hosts Inaugural Diversity Reading Group

Posted by Travis Proffitt
E&H faculty will read Dr. Kathy Obear’s But I’m Not Racist! Tools For Well-Meaning Whites.

With support from the Office of the Provost, the Inclusion & Dialogue Center, and the Inclusive Excellence Grant Committee, in the spring of 2018, twelve E&H faculty will participate in the first of a series of Diversity Reading Groups.  The first group will read Dr. Kathy Obear’s groundbreaking text But I’m Not Racist! Tools For Well-Meaning Whites and meet to discuss strategies for making Emory & Henry classrooms more inclusive, particularly in terms of race and ethnicity.

The reading groups will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to engage in ongoing professional development to improve interactions with diverse communities, and to reflect upon their own unique experiences and identities and how those influence interactions with others. 

The college plans to hold at least two reading groups each academic term and one during the summer break.  Future reading groups will explore topics pertaining to LGBTQIA+ communities, supporting undocumented students, religious diversity, and gender equality.  

For more information about the Diversity Reading Groups, please contact Travis Proffitt, Director of Academic Diversity Initiatives. 

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