Diversity and Inclusion News

We Are All Marquette: Inaugural Symposium on Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice serves as ‘institutional examen’

The Committee on Equity and Inclusion on April 12 hosted “Rediscovering the Call of Marquette,” the university’s inaugural Symposium on Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice.

The symposium served as an “institutional examen” where participants explored how discrimination against race, gender, sexuality and citizenship-status is manifested in Marquette’s community, and then developed different strategies for addressing these issues in order to ensure a more equitable and inclusive environment at Marquette.

In a lead off keynote address, Dr. Grant Silva, associate professor of philosophy, challenged participants to engage in difficult conversations and reflect on Marquette’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. While recruiting a more diverse student body is undoubtedly necessary and important, he said, Silva also drew attention to the pitfalls of simply recruiting diverse students without engaging them as diverse minds.

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