Community invited to town halls on equity, diversity, inclusion and respect

Vice Chancellor James Page Jr. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)

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.

Vice Provost Melissa Thomas-Hunt
(Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)

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.

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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.