President’s Lecture Series on Diversity Commitments 2008-2009 Academic Year
Hispanic Heritage Month, September 2008
The Committee sponsored an informal reception event featuring Alex Cortez for September 25 in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Immigration and Race Panel, October 2008
Committee cosponsored a film showing and discussion on racial profiling and immigration issues.
Gandhi Peace Lecture, October 2008
Committee cosponsored Dr. George A. Lopez from the University of Notre Dame to discuss international peace and the state of violence and coercion.
More about Dr. Lopez...
Disability Film Screening and Discussion, November 2008
Committee cosponsored a film screening of “Darius Goes West” and discussion concerning disabilities and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Darius along with film crew to documented the event on November 16. Ten DVDs were purchased and given to both libraries and to key administrators to promote awareness.
Disabilities and Equality Event,. November 2008
Supported the Disability History lecture series through airfare and hotel purchase for one of the speakers, Dr. Susan Richard Shreve.
Learn more about Dr. Shreve's talk...
MLK Luncheon Event. January 2009
The Committee, in collaboration with Student Affairs, sponsored a luncheon for the MLK Dinner guest that provided an avenue for students to interact with the speakers.
Special Presentation, January 2009
Panel discussion - "Creating a Climate of Inclusion and Excellence in the Academic and Work Environment."
View poster of event.
LGBT event, March 2009
PLSD committee sponsored a panel discussion on the new California Marriage law and other topics.
Diversity Week, April 2009
The committee sponsored a speaker for Diversity Week to encourage dialogue on diversity matters and also helped with the International Dinner.
International Dinner, April 2009
PLSD sponsored a speaker for the International Dinner.