Keynote Lecture with Dr. Damon A. Williams
|Looking Back, and Looking Ahead: Manifesting the Dream of Inclusive ExcellenceTuesday, January 25, 2022 | 4:00-5:30 PM|
Ira Allen Chapel & Online
We are excited to announce Dr. Damon A. Williams, one of the original architects of the Inclusive Excellence Concept in American Higher Education and author of the best-selling Strategic Diversity Leadership and The Chief Diversity Officer, will be UVM's keynote speaker for our 2022 celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lecture will be followed by Q&A.
Tickets for in-person and live stream are free and required.
In-Person Attendees Please Note: Masks are required to attend this event. It is the expectation of the University that attendees also be fully vaccinated.
More on Dr. Williams
Dr. Damon A. Williams is a visionary and inspirational leader, and one of the nation’s recognized experts in strategic diversity leadership, youth development, corporate responsibility, and organizational change.
For four years, he led a $250M social impact portfolio for the world’s largest youth development company, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, representing the interests of nearly 4M diverse youth and teens as Senior Vice President for Programs and Chief Education Officer.
One of the original architects of the Inclusive Excellence concept in American higher education, he is author of the best-selling Strategic Diversity Leadership and the Chief Diversity Officer, he is a global thought leader having worked with more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Fortune 100 companies, foundations, and government agencies, as keynote speaker, strategist, educator, and social impact leader.
As the University of Michigan celebrates her 200-year anniversary, he was recently awarded the Bicentennial Leadership Award, a one-time honor given to 20 trailblazing alumni, who exemplify the best of the academic and leadership values of the Universities 200,000 living alumni.
He is currently chief catalyst for the Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership & Social Innovation and a Senior Scholar and Innovation Fellow at the Wisconsin Equity, and Inclusion (Wei) Laboratory of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he previously served as Associate Vice Chancellor and inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement Officer.
Dr. Williams received his PhD from the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education (CSHPE) in Organizational Behavior and Management, and his MS and BS degrees from Miami University in Educational Leadership and Sociology and Black World Studies, respectively.
For more information, please visit Dr. Williams' website.
Larner College of Medicine Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Equity Lecture Series
|Impact of Racism and Trauma on Black Mental Healthwith Christine M. Crawford, MD, MPHWednesday, January 19, 2022 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM|
Film Screening and Discussion
|A Reckoning in Boston Followed by Q&AWednesday, January 26, 2022 | 4:30 PM|
Please join the university community for a FREE screening of A Reckoning in Boston followed by a Q&A with the film’s main subjects and producers, Carl Chandler and Kafi Dixon, facilitated by Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Jim Vigoreaux.
This event is part of the University of Vermont’s Faculty Development Series and is open to the public.
About the Film
In a tuition-free night course in their Boston neighborhood, Kafi Dixon and Carl Chandler are transformed by the lessons of history and philosophy. But is their new sense of agency strong enough to deflect the inequities of a rapidly gentrifying city? In a prosperous and progressive city, why is the divide between white and Black, rich and poor, so glaringly wide? The Boston Globe calls it "...an absolute must see."