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Distinguished educational equity scholar to address strengthening a positive campus climate

April 11, 2018


DETROIT – April 11, 2018 - Professor Tanya Washington of Georgia State University College of Law will speak Monday, April 16 at Wayne State University on “Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Bridging the Gap to Strengthen a Positive Campus Climate.”

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Bernath Auditorium of Wayne State’s David Adamany Undergraduate Library, 5155 Gullen Mall. Additional information and registration can be found at rsvp.wayne.edu/tanyawashington.

Washington, a nationally known expert on issues related to educational equity, will discuss the policy, legislative and constitutional bases for issues impacting diversity and inclusion on college campuses today including:

  • Matriculation of undocumented students subject to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Permissible and advisable admissions criteria
  • Freedom of speech
  • Title IX compliance

There will be opportunity for question and answer.

In addition to the public lecture, Washington will present an afternoon workshop exclusively for Wayne State University staff, faculty and administrators. Registration and more information is available at academica.wayne.edu. Advance registration is required for the workshop.

The event is presented by Wayne State University’s Academic Staff Professional Development Committee. Co-sponsors include Wayne State University Law School, Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Student Multicultural Engagement, and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law.

  • Contact: Kaylee Place
    Phone: kaylee.place@wayne.edu
    Email: 313-577-4629