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The Paradox of Race Talk in America

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
7:00pm – 8:15pm

Storrs Campus
Student Union Theater

"The Paradox of Race Talk in America" Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity, Case Western Reserve University

In collaboration with UConn’s "Together: Confronting Racism" University-wide activities and events dedicated to reflection on designated issues and topics to elevate thinking and challenging our campus community. The Department of Residential Life cordially invites you to participate in a speaking engagement and presentation titled “The Paradox of Race Talk in America” featured speaker Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and tenured Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University (CASE) scheduled for Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 7:00pm-8:15pm, in the Student Union Theatre Auditorium.

Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley is the Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Appointed to this inaugural Cabinet-level position in 2009, she serves as Chief Diversity Officer and provides strategic leadership for the university-wide effort to develop and sustain a welcoming environment for faculty, students, staff, and alumni. She founded the University’s Diversity Leadership Council, led the effort to develop the first Diversity Strategic Action Plan, and oversees various collaborative efforts, programs and initiatives designed to give visibility, accountability, and impact to the University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity both on campus across the eight schools and in the community. Recognizing the value of advancing diversity through inclusive thinking, mindful learning and transformative dialogue, Dr. Mobley brings over 25 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member, thought leader and executive to her alma mater.

Her efforts have been recognized by the Commission on Economic Inclusion, DiversityInc, the Women of Color Foundation and Insight into Diversity. She is a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2010 and serves as a trustee for the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation, and Women of Hope, a non-profit devoted to assisting women seeking to re-enter their communities. She serves on the board of Directors of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education and is a sought-after thought leader and speaker in the US and elsewhere. Prior to her appointment at CWRU, Dr. Mobley served as Provost at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina. Prior to her provost appointment, she was the Associate Provost for Educational Programs and a tenured Associate Professor of English, at George Mason University, where she was a faculty member for 19 years. She founded the African American Studies Program at George Mason University and served as its first director for six years. She has taught at Howard University, Marygrove Col

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