RIT Celebrates Diversity With Campus Week of Dialogue, Oct. 15-18




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Rochester Institute of Technology celebrates the fourth annual Campus Week of Dialogue, Oct. 15 through Oct. 18, offering campus members the opportunity to listen to speakers and to engage in discussions about diversity.

Victor Lee Lewis, founder and director of the Center for Diversity Leadership, a human relations training and consulting firm, will be the keynote speaker for the conference. His address, "Diversity Leadership in a Time of Terror," will discuss the urgency of our need for diversity awareness, the profundity of its many challenges, and will provide insight into the meaning of diversity and a vision for the future. He will speak from 10 to 11:30 a .m. on Monday, Oct. 15, in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union. A question-and-answer session immediately follows.

In addition to presenting the keynote address, Lewis will also offer a workshop entitled, "Surviving and Thriving as a Diversity Leader," from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 15, in the 1829 Room, SAU. Lewis will share his personal reflections on the sources of his sustained energy regarding diversity and multicultural leadership and offers advice and mentorship to emerging leaders and those in need of renewal.

Other activities planned for the Campus Week of Dialogue include a panel discussion about the three religions of the Middle East, a diversity tie-die session, and a cultural dance, all hosted by RITís Center for Residence Life.

Closing ceremonies will be held at noon on Friday, Oct. 19, in Fireside Lounge, SAU. Circle dialogues will also take place with smaller groups on campus throughout the week.

For more information, contact Alfreda Brown, chairperson for the Commission for Promoting Pluralism, 475-4993.

MEDIA NOTE: To cover the Campus Week of Dialogue, call 475-4951.