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Community Engagement Conversations: Pursuing Racial Justice and Equity through Community Engagement
We are excited to announce a series of Community Engagement Conversations focusing on issues of racial equity, the social determinants of health, and COVID-19. These critical issues panels will include leaders from various sectors among our community and will take place in the fall and spring semesters. On November 17, join panelists as they consider the various settings within which they work and the approaches they have taken to advance racial justice and equity through their efforts in community engagement. Whether identifying and changing institutional, or industry policies and procedures, or leveraging more intentional and strategic initiatives to elevate opportunities through partnership, participants will discuss the critical role that racial justice and equity must play in current and future efforts in community engagement.

This will be the first of two planned Community Engagement Conversations (fall and spring semesters) hosted by the Office of Economic Engagement in partnership with the Marquette Forum, focusing on issues of racial equity, the social determinants of health, and COVID-19. The Office of Economic Engagement brings together community engagement, corporate engagement and technology transfer functions to work with internal and external partners to maximize Marquette’s impact in our community and beyond. The Marquette Forum is a series of events hosted to engage students, faculty, staff and the communities making up greater Milwaukee in conversations around racial justice and equity. Lead sponsorship for this programming is provided by Ascension Wisconsin.

Panelists include:
-Meralis Hood, Comm ’01, Market President, City Year
-Antonina Olszewski, Director of Spiritual Care Services, Ascension Wisconsin
- Dr. William Welburn, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, Marquette University

Moderated by Sheena Carey, Jour ’81, Grad ’83, College of Communication, Marquette University


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