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SIU Faculty, staff and students are invited to a live virtual discussion on Wednesday October 20, to look for solutions to racism

On Wednesday, October 20 2021, a panel from SIU will be brainstorming on ways to make all campuses more inclusive in a live virtual discussion called "Perspectives on Creating an Antiracist System." Over the past several years all State University Employees and students have taken mandatory anti-racist training online, by themselves.

But one of the panel's experts says, what could be even more productive, in terms of results, is to maybe have in-person discussions on race and inclusivity. Rose Moroz is the Assistant Dean of the Graduate School at SIU-C.

"As a former teacher, I've found that sharing and discussing with others is one of the most useful ways to really truly learn. And I think there's a lot of learning that needs to be involved if we are going to move towards more anti-racist on campus. We have to be able to, recognize other people's struggles when they are different from our own."

The live virtual discussion starts at 12Noon and questions can be submitted by e-mailing them to pkeith@siu.edu

Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.
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