Monday, October 11, 2021

DEI Summit 2021

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Virtual DEI Summit Experience

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Community assembly and discussion on Parallel Pandemics: Addressing Structural Racism in the Age of COVID-19 

DEI Summit 2021
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The parallel pandemics of COVID-19 and structural racism have synergized to create a moment in our nation’s history where we must decide if our corresponding actions will be transformative or repetitive of the past. Now more than ever, we must simultaneously challenge our current reality and innovate to create what our future will be.

Who’s Speaking

The community assembly will include brief remarks from campus leadership, including President Mark Schlissel, Provost Susan Collins, and Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Robert Sellers.

This year’s featured keynote speaker is Journalist, Entrepreneur and Television Host, Soledad O’Brien.

Following the keynote address, a roundtable conversation will include panelist Valarie Kaur, with additional panelists to be announced soon.

Mark Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Professor, Internal Medicine

Susan M. Collins

Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy
Professor of Economics
University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Soledad O'Brien

Journalist, Entrepreneur and Television Host

Valarie Kaur

Civil Rights Leader, Lawyer, Author, Filmmaker, Educator and Innovator

Robert Sellers

Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer