Crazy Bull to speak at NCORE

Jan 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive
By Houda Elyazgi

CHERYL CRAZY BULLThe National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), the most comprehensive national forum on race relations, equity, and access on college campuses, is slated to take place May 27-31 in Indianapolis at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota), president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, will join a slate of keynote speakers at the conference. Other speakers include Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer; Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, host of the nationally syndicated television show “Our World with Black Enterprise” and an associate professor of education at Teachers College at Columbia University; and Dr. Vandana Shiva, founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology.

“We’re excited to be taking the conversation to Indianapolis this year,” said James Pappas, vice-president for outreach at the University of Oklahoma (OU). “It’s such a culturally diverse area with many high quality higher education institutions that will make the perfect forum for conversation throughout the nation.”

NCORE serves as a vital national resource for higher education institutions. It provides more than 2,500 administrators, faculty, students, and anyone interested in race, social justice challenges, and access in American higher education who attend with the tools they need to affect positive change in the campuses they represent.

“All of our keynote speakers, presenters, workshops and sessions act as a forum for starting the conversation on the critical issue of enhancing relations and opportunities for success for traditionally underrepresented populations,” said Belinda Biscoe, associate vice-president for outreach at OU. “There is a wide range of topics discussed during the conference so there’s something for everyone—educators, academics, students and faculty.”

OU launched NCORE in 1988 to address the resurgence of racism in higher education. NCORE aims to improve racial relations and access to higher education by diverse, underrepresented populations. More information can be found at www.ncore.ou.edu.

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