Several years ago President Clinton chose The University of Akron as the location for his first Town Hall Meeting on Race. Today, students, faculty and staff have come together to plan a series of events known as Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond. This is the fifth year in our ongoing and pro-active work in understanding race relations (including racial and ethnic conflicts) in general, and also improving upon the racial climate on our campus.
For Rethinking Race this year, we want our community to be able to:
- appreciate and respect diversity among people;
- identify and analyze contemporary issues;
- relate the contributions of groups and people to the history of ideas and belief systems; and
- critically analyze one's own culture.
The schedule includes a wide array of events including keynote speakers, story circles, Face-2-Face conversations, an online museum, films and other events.