The Vanderbilt community is invited to two town halls with James Page Jr., vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and Melissa Thomas-Hunt, vice provost for inclusive excellence. The goal of the town halls is to open up a space for authentic dialogue that builds trust, dignity, respect and inclusion within the Vanderbilt community.
The first town hall is scheduled for Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second town hall will be on Dec. 6 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room and are open to all Vanderbilt staff, students and faculty.
During the town halls, Page and Thomas-Hunt will answer questions from Vanderbilt community members and engage in conversation about ongoing and future equity, diversity and inclusion efforts across the university. Questions for Page and Thomas-Hunt can be submitted in advance.
Light refreshments will be served at each town hall, and ASL will be provided. If additional accommodations are needed, call the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at 615-343-2644 at least 12 hours in advance of the program.