Panel to discuss reflections on equity, diversity and inclusion within Vanderbilt one year later June 28

Faculty are invited to join a panel of Vanderbilt University academic leaders as they reflect on the equity, diversity and inclusion efforts within their areas one year after the tragic death of George Floyd and in the current context of continued disparities and injustices still evident in our society.

The virtual event, which will be conducted via Zoom, is scheduled for Monday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT.

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As a university, Vanderbilt has spent the past year engaged in dialogue, standing up trainings and programming, and investing in more inclusive hiring. However, the question remains: What, if anything, has really changed?

The panelists will share insights into efforts undertaken within their spheres of influence, what has been impactful and what still needs to be done, and discuss what the university should strive for and what type of leadership, messaging, action and behaviors would signify an improvement in inclusion, diversity, equity and access at Vanderbilt.

The panelists include:

  • Yesha Yadav, associate dean for diversity, equity and community and professor of law
  • Victoria Greene, director of diversity, equity and engagement for the College of Arts and Science, Stevenson Chair and professor of physics
  • Lorenzo Candelaria, dean of the Blair School of Music and Martha Rivers Ingram Dean’s Chair Professor of Musicology
  • Christopher Kitt Carpenter, Bronson Ingram Chair and professor of economics and director of the Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab
  • André Christie-Mizell, vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School