Conference on Racial Equity and Equality, CLE Program Held at Niagara University
Niagara University’s Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission establishes critical interdependencies both on and off campus, working together with faculty and students across colleges and disciplines of study to leverage change in the academy and across sectors of education, business, government and the community. As such, the center serves as a resource to the community on issues of racial equity.
Last week, the Ostapenko Center presented the University, Community, and Government Partnerships for Race and Equality Conference. Its focus was on implementing systemic changes to improve the social conditions of society’s most vulnerable individuals and promote social and racial equality.
Approximately 175 attendees engaged in topics that included recidivism; perceived social-psychological barriers of underrepresented undergraduate students; a restorative model for addressing the harms experienced by mentors with a history of incarceration; electoral power disparities; and student-led efforts to advance change.
View more here, including the keynote address by Dr. David Anderson Hooker, associate professor of the practice of conflict transformation and peacebuilding at the University of Notre Dame.