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Public Deliberation Summit: Creating Space for Racial Justice


Our organizations and communities serve as epicenters for interracial and multicultural experiences. The infusion of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the university community is among the top strategic priorities at Binghamton University. The institution is invested in creating space for racial justice on its campus and in the community, through public deliberation. The racial justice public deliberation summit, a two-day train the trainer conference, will provide a space for campus and community members to discuss complex issues around race relations that can lead to positive changes.

All workshops in this racial justice conference will introduce participants to

  • How public deliberation, a civic engagement approach associated with the Kettering Foundation and practices drawn from the community-based dialogue model developed by the National Issues forum (NIF), can help communities address and engage issues of racial justice.
  • Opportunities to expand their awareness and education on racial justice, learn best practices for developing dialogue on racial justice between universities, community colleges, and the surrounding community.

This conference is a first step in creating new models for diversity learning, racial justice dialogue and civic engagement as a professional skill set.

The racial justice public deliberation summit is provided by the following partners:

Binghamton University, State University of New York

  • Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • UDiversity Educational Institute
  • Dean of Students Office

SUNY Broome Community College

  • President's Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion

Last Updated: 11/1/17