Panel Discussion to Explore Racial Restoration

October 26, 2020

This week, the Office of Multicultural Affairs at St. John Fisher College will host the panel discussion, Racial Restoration.

The panel will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, via Zoom.

The discussion will feature representatives from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Partners in Restorative Initiatives, and the Levine Center to End Hate at the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester. It will also include two members of the Fisher community, Tasha Potter, a candidate in the Ed.D. program, and her daughter, Brya, a 2015 graduate of the School of Arts and Sciences. Together, Tasha and Brya founded BTP Accountability Partners, where they work with organizations to facilitate and implement innovative solutions for creating equitable outcomes.

Yantee Slobert, director of multicultural affairs at the College, said that bringing civic representatives together with members of the Fisher campus can create an authentic conversation about issues of racial inequity both in the community and on campus.

“This panel discussion will provide space for an open and honest dialogue about the racial unrest that we have been experiencing both locally and nationally,” said Yantee Slobert, director of multicultural affairs. “And, from this discussion, we hope to move away from feelings of despair and towards empathy, unity, and healing.”