Marquette co-hosts ‘Advancing Racial Equity in our Colleges and Community,’ March 19
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will co-host the HSI Network of Wisconsin’s virtual summit, “Advancing Racial Equity in our Colleges and Community,” on Friday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Keynote addresses will be delivered by Dr. Deborah Santiago, CEO of Excelencia in Education, and Dr. Michael Benitez, vice president for diversity and inclusion at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Registration is available online through March 12.
Topics to be discussed will be white privilege; multiculturalism; college readiness for black and brown youth; diversity, equity and inclusion strategy; inclusive teaching practices; and facilitating inclusion at predominantly white institutions.
The HSI Network of Wisconsin is a coalition of leaders from higher education institutions in Southeast Wisconsin that have obtained or are working toward the federal designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and are committed to attracting, supporting, retaining, and graduating underrepresented students.
HSI-NOW member institutions share information and best practices, seek out collaborative opportunities to address challenges, and engage with and serve as a resource for the broader community. By tapping into the unique strengths of each institution and creating an infrastructure of mutual support, HSI-NOW collectively builds capacity to graduate an increasing number of underrepresented students in the region and to truly serve all of our diverse community stakeholders.