Creating a Welcoming Campus Community in 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 // 12:00 pm

Paley Library: Ground Floor Lecture Hall -- 1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Please join us for a conversation with Temple faculty, staff, students, and community leaders about the extent to which Temple is a welcoming place for international students, immigrants, and students and staff of all backgrounds. How can we build a campus community that is truly welcoming? What does a welcoming campus look like? What resources are available on and off campus that can help us? How can we commit to making our campus welcoming in the midst of unpopular efforts to regulate immigration and when white supremacists, members of the far right and various other extremist figures have made a point of staging provocations on college campuses across the country, inviting political discord – and, in some cases, violence? Together we will share strategies, resources, and perspectives on these important questions.

Panelists:

Tiffenia Archie, Assistant Vice President for the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL), Temple University

Jennifer Lee, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Social Justice Lawyering Clinic at the Sheller Center for Social Justice, Temple University

Pastor Adan Mairena, West Kensington Ministry

Jessica Sandberg, Director of International Admissions, Temple University

This program takes place during the Welcoming America organization’s Welcoming Week. This annual series of events brings together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

This program is part of the Libraries' Beyond the Page public programming series.

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