March 28-29 — symposium, “Blackboard Jungle 6”

Contact: Ame Lambert,

Where and when: March 28 — Keynote with Rebecca Walker, 4 p.m., UVM’s Ira Allen Chapel; the Keynote Kickoff is free and open to the public; March 29 — full day of symposium sessions. Information and registration:

Blackboard Jungle 6 Symposium

Please join us for our 6th annual Blackboard Jungle Symposium on March 28-29, 2013. The University of Vermont’s Chief Diversity Office is pleased to announce that our 2013 keynote kickoff speaker will be Rebecca Walker, feminist author of the bestselling memoirs Black, White and Jewish and Baby Love and daughter of Alice Walker. She will speak on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel.

The Keynote Kickoff is free and open to the public.BBJ 6 POSTER

On Friday, March 29, 2013 there will be a full day of Symposium panels and workshops created for UVM faculty and staff and the local community that is focused on expanding our understanding of cultures and the growing identities that help foster civility, conversations, and inclusive behaviors in higher education. Dr. William E. Cross, Jr., leading theorist and researcher on black and racial-ethnic identity development, will be the breakfast keynote speaker. Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, professor and chair of the Sociology department at Duke University and author of Racism Without Racists, will be the luncheon keynote speaker.

For more information and to register visit


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