Video link to "An Honest Conversation about Race and Race Relations"
Dear campus community,
I invite and encourage you to watch the recorded Webex Event “An Honest Conversation about Race and Race Relations."
This powerful and insightful program, which aired live on Tuesday, includes the voices and lived experiences from students of our campus community. We reflect upon race and racism and we search for ways to move the conversation and our society forward. I’d like to thank our participants for their honesty, bravery, and heartfelt comments at a time when we are all learning and looking for constructive ways to live in a fragmented society.
Our panelists included:
- Malik Abney, Black Student Union, Undergraduate Coordinator
- Honey Cawthorn, Black Student Union, Vice President
- Jody Wentworth, Whitewater Student Government, President
- Nick Hamilton, Whitewater Student Government, Off Campus Senator
- Jaida Shellaugh – Russell, Black Student Union, Public Relations Coordinator and Whitewater Student Government, Director of Student Affairs
Many questions from students, faculty and staff were also addressed during the presentation.
Here is the video link:
For easy reference, timestamps are included below so that you can quickly navigate to topics of interest to you.
I hope you will take the time to watch, and that you will join us for our next Webex Event on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. The Webex event information can be found here.
Warm Warhawk Regards,
Kenny E. Yarbrough
Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
1:55—How have the recent turn of events impacted you as a person and a student?
12:10—What is the controversy concerning Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter, in your opinion?
19:40—How do we, as a campus community, open up these conversations to people who believe that Black Lives Matter is against their own beliefs?
27:57—What are your thoughts on police reform?
31:52—Why are UW-Whitewater’s nontraditional students not included in these conversations?
32:48—What will you demand and expect from the university?
39:07—How do we engage the younger generations in these conversations and voting?
47:08—Are there any thoughts on the most recent police situation that happened in Colorado?
55:37—Statement from the Chancellor
56:38—What does the fall at UW-Whitewater look like regarding race relations?
1:06:58—How do we help individuals in the campus community that have privilege(s) use their privilege(s) for good?
1:15:33—Do you feel that situations have to hit close to home in order for people to truly understand?
1:20:04—How should mentors act and teach regarding race relations?