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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Forum Title Time Location Parking Panelists | Speakers Event Description
Challenging Ideas and Stakeholder Sensibilities 9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Capital Chamber, Student Union

Free parking available at LSU Parking Garage

James Stoner, LSU

A. R. P. “Ravi” Rau, LSU

Dayne Sherman, Southeastern Louisiana University

Few events are more routine in American academe than the conflict between a faculty member or research group with new or unsettling ideas and a stakeholder or ideological or racial group that regards its interests or past harms as inadequately recognized. This panel will address this classic but always vital and always central issue.
Gender and Community Outreach 9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Vieux Carre, Student Union Free parking available at LSU Parking Garage

Michelle Massé, LSU

Sonya Hester, Southern University Shreveport

David Terry, LSU

Gender plays a role in both the emergence and the resolution of racial conflicts and in the university response to them. Within universities, gender is often the unacknowledged index of minority status. Gender status seldom corresponds in any consistent way with membership in other groups, hence introduces an additional factor in race relations. Louisiana’s poor record with regard to gender and leadership opportunities carries implications for the minority community, there being few role models for aspiring female leaders. This panel will consider any and all aspects of race and civility problems that originate in gender concerns.
The Other Schools Across Town 10. a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Capital Chamber, Student Union Free parking available at LSU Parking Garage

Matthew Lee, LSU

Thomas Miller, Southern University (Baton Rouge)

Matthew Ware, Grambling University

Mary Jarzabek, LSUS

LSU is not the only institution that stands in a juxtaposed relation to one or more primarily minority institutions in the same city. Throughout Louisiana, the juxtaposition within cities of larger, minimally diverse institutions against another, smaller, primarily minority institutions is more the rule than the exception. This panel will explore the complexities of the exchanges between institutions that want to cooperate and desegregate at the same time that they want to preserve their legacies and at the same time that they compete for and influence students and other members of their communities.
The Professional Academies 10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Vieux Carre, Student Union

Free parking available at LSU Parking Garage

Jennifer Rood, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

John Vanchiere, LSUHSC-Shreveport

Olivier Moreteau, LSU

Kenneth McMillin, LSU and LSU AgCenter

Louisiana holds, in its educational portfolio, a gaggle of medical schools, law schools, agricultural schools, allied health schools, business schools, and more. Few institutions are more material to engagement with the community (whether by creating professionals or serving clients or offering role models or developing solutions to problems), but few have developed an activist profile. Communication between campuses remains poor and relationships as competitive as they are cooperative. This panel will look at the “statewide” race relations, free expression, and community engagement question through the window of professional education, a route to advancement chosen by many minority students.
Environments for Advancement 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Capital Chamber, Student Union Free parking available at LSU Parking Garage 

Brian Salvatore, LSUS

Lillian Bridwell-Bowles, LSU

Pamela Blanchard, LSU

Richard Shaw, LSU

This panel will consider the influence of university environments on the interaction of racial and ideological groups both on campus and in the campus-community exchange. The panel will consider the ways in which the physical, architectural, and ecological features of university environments impact, adjust, improve, or occasionally damage civil relations and the discussions that arise from them.
The Next America: 

Demographic Change in the 21st Century

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Woods Auditorium, ECE Building Free parking available in gated lot adjacent to building Paul Taylor Mr. Taylor, senior fellow and former executive vice president at the Pew Research Center, applies a generational lens to explore the many ways our country is changing – politically, socially, economically, racially, culturally and technologically.  The talk will focus heavily (but not exclusively) on the Millennial generation, which is now the largest age cohort in the workforce, electorate and population. Taylor will describe their political and social values, racial characteristics, gender roles, family structures, life priorities, social media habits, workplace expectations and patterns of personal and institutional trust.  The core of this talk is an analysis of trend data that allows the audience to draw a broad sociological, economic, and attitudinal portrait of this  generation – and compare it not just with older adults today, but with older adults back when they were the age Millennial are now.      
President's Millennial Scholars Meet and Greet 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Rotunda, ECE Building Free parking available in gated lot adjacent to building Office of Diversity, LSU Administration, President's Millennial Scholars This event will provide the public with an opportunity to mix and mingle with LSU's Office of Diversity, the President's Millennial Scholars, and university administration in order to forge better bonds between community and campus leadership.
Love & Justice:
A Reflection on Identity, Empowerment, and Justice for All through Music and the Spoken Word
3:30-4:30 Rotunda, ECE Building Free parking available in gated lot adjacent to building Performances by faculty and students of the College of Music & Dramatic Arts and the LSU A Cappella Choir  
Don Lemon 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. ECE Auditorium Free parking available in gated lot adjacent to building

Don Lemon, CNN

Mr. Lemon will provide an examination of "The Moment," through the lens of media and specific events, and will interview prominent community leaders, including Rev. Raymond Jetson, President of 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge Michael Victorian, Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications, Legal, Special Projects for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Julie Baxter Payer, and LSU President F. King Alexander.
Dr. Norman Francis 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Woods Auditorium, ECE Building Free parking available in gated lot adjacent to building Dr. Norman Francis Xavier University President Emeritus Dr. Norman Francis will explore "The Movement" through his lifetime as a civil rights pioneer, discussing where we stand now as a society – and where our next steps might take us.
Reception 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Rotunda, ECE Building Free parking available in gated lot adjacent to building  General Public

All are invited to celebrate the culmination of Moment or Movement.

Special thanks to our student musicians, Joanne Lee Daniel Moore, Chia-Shan Hsu, and Xingyu Yang