Fall Power of Diversity Lecture Series lineup announced

Power of DiversityWhen the fall Power of Diversity Lecture Series kicks off this month, members of the Case Western Reserve University community will get local and national perspectives on issues related to diversity, from medicine to social justice.

The Power of Diversity Lecture Series is a signature program of the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (OIDEO) that seeks to inspire dialogue, community engagement and learning through lectures by scholars, diversity professionals and thought leaders. Each year the series includes CWRU scholars and national or international thought leaders.

Rhonda Y. Williams, founder and director of Case Western Reserve University’s Social Justice Institute and associate professor of history, will give the first lecture, titled “Social Justice and Diversity: Intersections.” The free, public event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. in Thwing Center’s 1914 Lounge.

The national guest speaker this fall will be Jacob A. Gayle, global health expert and vice president of the Medtronic Foundation, which works to improve the lives of individuals across the world living with chronic diseases. His lecture will be held Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the Dively Building. Gayle formerly led the Ford Foundation’s Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS and has served with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

In addition, T.J. McCallum, associate professor for CWRU’s Department of Psychological Sciences and faculty associate for the University Center for Aging and Health, will discuss “Health Disparities and the eHealth Revolution” His talk will be held Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. in Thwing Center, 1914 Lounge.
All lectures are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested to diversity-rsvp@case.edu.

For more information, visit case.edu/diversity/programs/power.html.