Each February, The University of Akron provides a forum in which race and race-related issues can be discussed, examined, and hopefully, better understood. The "Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond" series offers both the University community and residents of Northeast Ohio the opportunity to hear and share a wide variety of viewpoints.
Through films, performances, Face-2-Face Conversations, and keynote speakers, Rethinking Race hopes to engage the public with important topics such as diversity in the workplace and awareness of issues and culture.
The "Rethinking Race” series can be traced back to 1997, when President Bill Clinton chose UA as the location for his first Town Hall Meeting on Race. Today, students, faculty and staff work together to plan programs for the series that continue to advance the understanding of race relations begun at that town hall meeting.
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