Inclusive Excellence Summit

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Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021

Location: Zoom (online)

Intended Audience: UB Community

The Office of Inclusive Excellence is pleased to announce UB's second Inclusive Excellence Summit, “Living our Commitment.” The summit will consist of 25 sessions and workshops that highlight practices, research, and initiatives across the university that support diversity and inclusion, in addition to a keynote address by CDI Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Dr. Waverly Duck. This is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to come together as a community to promote understanding and to learn about the innovative methods and practices being developed to foster multiculturalism and diversity at UB.

Summit Program

Registration link to come in spring 2021!

Keynote Address at 12:00pm

Photo of Waverly Duck smiling.

Dr. Waverly Duck is an urban sociologist and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty and Drug Dealing (University of Chicago Press, 2015), which was a finalist for the Society for the Study of Social Problem 2016 C. Wright Mills Book Award.  His new book on unconscious racism, Tacit Racism, co-authored with Anne Rawls, is due out in May of 2020 with the University of Chicago Press. His current research involves several projects focusing on gentrification, displacement, and food apartheid. Like his earlier work, his most recent research investigates the challenges faced by socially marginal groups.  However, it is more directly concerned with how residents of marginalized communities identify problems and what they think are viable solutions.

Concurrent Sessions