NELA/RILA Joint 2018 Conference

21st to 23rd October, 2018


21st to 23rd October, 2018 07:00 am - 09:00 pm

Website: NELA/RILA Joint 2018 Conference


Crowne Plaza Warwick, RI
801 Greenwich Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
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October 21, 2018, 4:00 pm

Talking about Race in the Library (in the 2nd whitest state in the U.S.)


In April, The Ketchum Library at the University of New England hosted a Make Shift Coffee House on the topic of race. Make Shift Coffee Houses are moderated community conversations that aim to draw out a variety of perspectives in a coffee house setting. According to 2016 census data the population of Maine is 94.8% white. Maine is the second whitest state in the nation behind Vermont. Enrollment at UNE mirrors these trends with a faculty that is 90.61% white and a student body that is 68.5% white. Undergrads are 87.5% white. How does this impact a campus environment?

Hall: Rotunda Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community Type: