Your Voice Matters: Students Invited to Dinner to Discuss Diversity

  • October 9th, 2019

In 2016, University of Alabama President Stuart R. Bell announced that one of the four pillars the Capstone would stand on is creating an accepting and inclusive community that would enrich the campus work and learning environments for all constituents.

students walking and talking together with text A Path Forward: Action Planning Dinner

The University’s leadership has not forgotten that firm promise and is continuing to build on it.

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, UA’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host “A Path Forward,” an action planning dinner for students only that encourages them to provide administrators their input on the following topics:

  • Campus safety
  • Representation
  • Diversity education
  • Inclusive spaces

The meeting, which will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. at John England Jr. Hall, will also include updates from the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Division of Student Life. Tickets are required for admission.

“’A Path Forward’ action planning dinner is simply that, an opportunity for student members of this community to come together to assist us in plotting a path forward for our campus community with strategies that ultimately lead to making our campus more welcoming and inclusive.” Dr. G. Christine Taylor, UA vice president and associate provost for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

“This is a call to action for all students. Over the past three weeks, Dr. Kathleen Cramer and I have done a lot of listening. The conversations have been important, and the feedback invaluable,” said Dr. G. Christine Taylor, UA vice president and associate provost for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Cramer, the interim vice president of the Division of Student Life, said she’s excited about working together with students to improve The University of Alabama community.

“The ‘A Path Forward’ initiative is taking action in heartfelt response to student concerns,” she said. “We look forward to embracing inclusive and innovative approaches as we build a better future together.”

To register for the dinner, complete the online form.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.