In Conversation: Lisa Coleman and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo

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Open to the public

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Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to welcome thought leader and New York University's Chief Diversity Officer Lisa Coleman for an evening of conversation with Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo, Sarah Lawrence's Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This virtual event will explore the meanings, challenges, and possibilities of Belonging-past, present, and future.

In Conversation: Lisa Coleman and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo
Thursday, October 28, 2021
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Eastern Time


This event is part of the 2021-2022 academic event series around the topic Belonging. The Belonging series will facilitate collaborative contemplation of diverse marginalized communities’ battles over and for belonging throughout the United States’ national journey toward being a place where, as Langston Hughes put it, “opportunity is real, and life is free” and “equality is in the air we breathe.” Beyond the borders of the US, our discussions will also explore historical belonging and its antonym, exclusion-slavery and antisemitism; forced diasporas and migrations; colonialism and its children. This focus seeks to advance the understanding of the term “belonging” as a call to action, as one side of a dynamic that is not an automatically enduring, always already reality; as something that, in order to be sustainable across time and space, requires sustained ethical action. In order for all members of our communities to experience belonging, we must all commit to empathy-driven engagement: departing from, rather than perpetuating, the status quo. It is our hope that the conversations we will engage in together throughout this year will be a positive step in this direction. The College welcomes ideas and suggestions for speakers or topics of interest for the remainder of the Belonging series. Share an idea.

This event is open to the entire Sarah Lawrence community. A zoom link will be sent to registrants within 24 hours of the event or email