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Manchester explores ‘Race in America: A Unfinished Project?’

Discussion Day is a biennial event that brings the Manchester University community together to engage in a deep and immersive examination of an issue with significant relevance to students, faculty and staff. 

This year’s topic is “Race in America: A Unfinished Project?”

Discussion Day is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 with interactive workshops relating to race in America and caucuses to discuss topics relating to race. Members of the public who wish to take part are asked to register by Feb. 13 via a link at www.manchester.edu/DiscussionDay.

Topics, times and locations will be available on the web page.

Lisa GivanThe keynote speaker is Lisa Givan with “Ah-Ha’s, Acknowledgements & Amens.”

As the associate vice president of diversity and inclusion at Indiana Institute of Technology, Givan is responsible for leading efforts to develop and maintain a welcoming environment that embraces, supports and celebrates diversity. She previously served as the associate director of diversity training at Kent State University.

With more than 25 years of experience in both corporate America and higher education, Givan is often described as a cultural navigator, an inclusion specialist and a transformation agent. 

Her speech is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. It is free and open to the public.

For more information about Discussion Day, email discussionday@manchester.edu.

About Manchester

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu . 

February 2019