What Must WE Do? Find Out Tomorrow.

In Announcements, by , on April 16th, 2018

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Ostapenko Center are holding an event Tuesday, April 17, that will serve as a continuation of Niagara University’s ongoing dialogue on the topics of race, equality and mission.

The event takes place from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Center’s Multi-Purpose Room.

Dr. Antoinette Basualdo-Delmonico, a lecturer in the School of Social Work at Boston University, will help us respond to core Vincentian questions, including What must be done? What must I do? What must you do? and What must WE do? She will facilitate a discussion about personal responsibility and suggest ways that students, faculty, staff and administrators can contribute to fostering a caring, inclusive community.

All members of the university community are invited to participate. Attendees will learn more about breaking down racial, cultural and ethnic barriers, and be presented with actionable guidance on how to translate Dr. Basualdo-Delmonico’s advice into action.

Dr. Basualdo-Delmonico earned undergraduate degrees in psychology and Spanish from the University at Buffalo and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Sage College. Her doctorate from Boston University’s interdisciplinary program is in sociology and social work. In addition to her responsibilities as a faculty member at BU, she serves as the evaluation manager at a community development corporation, which serves low-income and marginalized youth and adults.

Dr. Basualdo-Delmonico works with education and training programs to develop performance management systems that inform effective and quality program services. Prior to this role, she was an independent researcher and consultant in the field of youth-focused programs, including youth mentoring. Her research interests are in understanding the role that parents play in the youth mentoring relationship. She has provided trainings on multicultural development to community programs and trainings on family engagement and parental involvement to youth mentoring programs. She also has experience working with adolescents and families in schools and ethnic-based community organizations.

Questions may be addressed to Averl Harbin, director of multicultural affairs, at aharbin@niagara.edu or ext. 8406.