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Race at MU

Panel at Manchester will explore the experiences of students of color

A panel of alumni and current students will speak about their experiences at Manchester University on Monday, March 7.

“Looking at Yesterday, Working Toward Tomorrow: Race at MU,” is at 11 a.m. in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester, Indiana, campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public, with masks required.  It will also be livestreamed at

Panelists are alumni Farida Adam ’08, Myron Chenault ‘71 and Chris François ’20, and students Ani King, Laura Mayorga Mejia and Estefania Mesta.

The panel is part of Manchester’s Values, Ideas and the Arts series, designed to offer credit to undergraduate students who, through the process, gain cultural exposure, artistic experiences and intellectual enrichment. 

The presentation is co-sponsored by Manchester University Archives, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the President's Diversity and Inclusion Council. 

They are also holding a community forum at 7 p.m. on March 7, where Manchester University alumni, current students and colleagues will share about their lives, telling how people of color have experienced Manchester and the surrounding communities. 

The forum is in the Jo Young Switzer Center, upper level, and is open to the public. Masks are required. The evening session will not be livestreamed. 

Both events are the creation and design of Manchester University students Kimberly Khavayi and Elizabeth Kreps.

For the media
To arrange an interview, the primary organizer is MU Archivist Jeanine Wine

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February 2022