How can a campus be a model community?
How can a campus be a model community? That question provided the catalyst for a vibrant discussion on inclusion and diversity Thursday night among an interdisciplinary panel of Northeastern faculty and staff as well as members of the greater university community.
The event marked the ninth installment of “Conflict. Civility. Respect. Peace. Northeastern Reflects,” the university’s educational series on civic sustainability. The theme of the discussion looked to overlap with this week’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy as well as last week’s call to action by Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun to deepen the university community’s effort to promote diversity on campus and to foster inclusion in Boston and the wider world.
In her opening remarks, the event’s moderator, law professor Margaret Burnham, noted that diversity is a lifetime project. “Here at our university diversity is as important as it is in every other aspect of our life,” she added. “It is not just a one shot deal and this is not just a one shot conversation.”