Student Activism and Liberal Education: Faculty Engagement in Turbulent Times

Posted by Association of American Colleges and Universities on October 10, 2016

Annual Meeting Symposium on January 25 Addresses Student Activism
January 25, 2017, San Francisco, California

The 2017 premeeting symposium, “Student Activism and Liberal Education: Faculty Engagement in Turbulent Times,” will focus on engaging faculty leadership in response to calls for racial and social justice on college campuses. The symposium will open with a plenary on “Reclaiming the Racial Narrative” presented by Lynn Pasquerella, president of AAC&U, and Gail Christopher, vice president for policy and senior advisor for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, followed by a panel on “Campus Perspectives” with speakers from Oberlin College, San Francisco State University, Goucher College, and Antioch College. A luncheon plenary—“’Leaning into our Deepest Yes’: Finding Common Ground in Embracing Student Activism”— will feature Christopher Tinson, assistant professor of African American Studies at Hampshire College, and Jonathan Lash, president of Hampshire College. The symposium will include roundtable discussions, case studies, concurrent sessions, and closing comments by Tia Brown McNair, vice president in AAC&U’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success.

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