Fisher Students to Lead Table Talk on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 9, 2024

The St. John Fisher University community is invited to participate in a Diversity and Leadership Table Talk from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in Cleary Family Auditorium in Kearney Hall.

The event is being coordinated by students from Dr. Jebaroja Singh’s Groups and Diversity course in the Department of Sociology in collaboration with Dr. Marlowe Washington, Fisher’s senior diversity officer. The goal of the table talk is to acknowledge and honor the accomplishments and contributions of diverse leaders in the Rochester community.

Notable guest speakers include:

  • Christine Richards, visiting assistant professor of African American studies at Fisher
  • Obadiah Omar, program manager at Catholic Charities Family and Community Services Refugee Services Department
  • Julio Jordan, director of diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion at the Ibero American Action League
  • Andrew Moran, board president of the Rochester Rainbow Union and community education and recruitment manager at Rochester Victory Alliance

These esteemed Rochester community members will share their experiences and successes within their organizations. The student-led table talks will also delve into the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on college campuses, specifically at Fisher.

Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to by Thursday, April 11. Refreshments will be provided throughout the event.