Please Attend the Faculty Diversity Symposium 10/24 8:00-4:30 p.m.!

Pursuing Justice at Temple:
Please Attend The Faculty Diversity Symposium, 10/24!


The 2017 Temple Diversity Symposium:  Pushing the Intersections will be held on Tuesday, October 24th, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a reception to follow, in the MBA Commons, Room 702, Alter Hall.  We hope members of TAUP (and lots of others!) will attend and participate in this important event. The Symposium is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color (FOC), the Faculty Senate, the Council on Diverse Constituencies, Temple Libraries, The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and the Academic Center on Research in Diversity (ACCORD).


The program includes:

  • a Speak Out in the morning
  •   a lunch-time conversation between Mayor Jim Kenney and Former Mayor John Street (a reservation is required for this event)
  •  Breakout sessions in the afternoon (at various locations):

○      on women running for office, featuring Prof. Robin Kolodny and Councilwoman Helen Gym, sponsored by the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women

○     on body mapping, sponsored by the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color

○     on the challenges of communicating as an international learner, sponsored by the Faculty Senate Committee on International Programs

○     on LGBTQ inclusion and progress

○      on Handicap and Disability:  What’s the Difference?

  •  a panel on activism, diversity, and inclusion, with Carmen Guerrero and Malcolm Kenyatta
  •  a wrap-up, led by Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color


At the wrap-up, Norma Corrales-Martin, TAUP’s Treasurer, will be speaking briefly about the implications of the new contract for diversity and justice at Temple and about our new Fighting Institutional Racism Caucus.  (If you are interested in the Caucus, please contact Steve Newman at TAUP:

We should not need reminding, but recent events have underscored that we must all fight for justice for people of color, women, people of all faiths and cultures, the LGBTQIA+ community, those with disabilities, and those from other nations, whether citizens, long-term residents, undocumented workers, or refugees.  The Symposium will be a great occasion for connecting with others engaged in this fight.  TAUP hopes to see you there!