Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awareness Week

Celebrating Diversity by: Building Cultural Bridges


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Skin Deep"
Moderated by Dr. Kipling Williams

Film + Dialogue

Brown Bag Lunch Event

Pfendler Hall - Room 241: 12:00-1:30PM

Documentary Flyer (PDF: 140 KB)

A screening of "Skin Deep", a 53 minute documentary that tells the story of college students nationwide confronting the reality of race relations in America today. The documentary will be followed by an interactive discussion led by Dr. Kip Williams (Professor of Psychology, Purdue University). Come to Pfendler (PFEN), Room 241 from 12pm-1:30pm and learn more. Bring your lunch and bring food donations for Food Finders Inc. and the college competition.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Champions for Change
Featuring Jim Penny, Shana Scott, Dennis Kennedy, Susan Hyatt, and Lori Morgan

Special Guest Panel: "Champions for Change"

Light Snacks Provided

Pfendler Building - Room 241: 12:00-1:30PM

Making strides in character building, social responsibility, public health disparities, diversity-sensitive policies, collaboration and awareness efforts. Our featured guests are Mr. Jim Penny, Senior Director of the National Diversity Council; Ms. Shana Scott MPH/Esq., an advocate and legal consultant for public health issues; Mr. Dennis Kennedy, Founder of the National Diversity and National Women's Councils; Dr. Susan Hyatt, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Philanthropy at IUPUI and Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at IU Bloomington; and Ms. Lori Morgan, President and CEO of Morgan MultiMedia and President of the Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana. Location PFEN 241 from 12pm-1:30pm. Bring your lunch and bring food donations for Food Finders Inc. and the college competition.



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Michael Fosberg
Keynote Speaker/Performer Mr. Michael Fosberg will begin a dialogue about heritage, race and identity through a highly effective performance entitled "Incognito."

Keynote Address: Michael Fosberg

Light Snacks Provided

Pfendler Hall - Room 241: 12:00-1:30PM

Keynote Flyer (PDF: 355 KB)

Promotional Flyer (PDF: 569 KB)

Keynote Speaker/Performer Mr. Michael Fosberg will begin a dialogue about heritage, race and identity through a highly effective performance entitled "Incognito." The discussion following each performance offers profound insight into the community as it inspires audiences to share their experiences and concerns about identity openly with one another. Michael began his career as a theater student at prestigious Northwestern University. While attending school, he founded the Small Change Original Theater where he produced, wrote, and directed. He has served as the Director of Education for the Living Library Theater and has been on tour with his solo show since 2001. He has performed at several high schools, colleges, corporations, military bases, and governmental institutions throughout the country. He will give a keynote address/performance in PFEN 241 from 12pm-1:30pm. Bring food donations for Food Finders Inc. and the college competition.



Friday, January 22, 2015

Purdue University Police Department

Interaction: Purdue Police

Brown Bag Lunch Event

Pfendler Hall - Room 241: 12:00-1:30PM

Join the colleges of Agriculture, HHS, and Vet Med as we interact with the Purdue University Police Department and discuss safety on and around campus, as well as the building of their relationship with Purdue and the greater Lafayette community. Chief Cox and a couple of his staff will present and address questions from the audience in PFEN 241 from 12pm-1:30pm. Bring food donations for Food Finders Inc. and the college competition.


For additional information about this or any other of the week's events, please contact DATA sub-committee members Kimber Nicoletti (knicolet@purdue.edu), Myron McClure (mcclure0@purdue.edu), or Peter Mercado (pmercado@purdue.edu).



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​​​"These events n​ot only celebrate the great contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but demonstrate our college's commitment to b​uilding an inclusive environment."
        ​​​​​- Dr. Pamala Morris, Assistant Dean & Director, Office of Multicultural Programs, COA



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