Jan. 10 – HIRAM, Ohio – The Hiram College Department of Athletics, in partnership with the College's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, have announced that they will be holding a special program entitled: "Coming Together as One: A Community Dialog about Race" on Monday, January 16 in the Hiram Dining Hall.
The event is open to any and all peoples within the Hiram Community, and is free of charge for all those who wish to attend. The program is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start time, and will last approximately three hours.
"At Hiram, and in society in general, we have unlimited potential to be excellent," stated Associate Dean and Director of Diversity and Inclusion Dee West. "Our MLK celebration is designed to be an opportunity via which to further the dialogue about race that was identified as this year's annual Ethics theme.
"We are excited about the all of the events and are looking forward to the many conversations and ideas that the program will generate."
The event, which will be held on Martin Luther King Day, is sponsored by the North Coast Athletic Conference's Diversity and Inclusion Grant. The three-hour program is designed to facilitate and encourage active discussion within the Hiram Community in regards to the current social issues involving diversity and inclusion.
The program's "round-table" format will give students, faculty and staff, alumni and special guest facilitators a chance to discuss a number of topics that are facing, not only the Hiram community, but the Nation as a whole.
"The NCAC and the Hiram Athletic Department are excited to partner with the College's Office of Diversity and Inclusion to help sponsor this event," remarked Terrier Athletic Director, Ellen Dempsey.
"It is our hope that this program is able to create an environment that engages our community in a meaningful discussion. With programs like these, we hope the entire Hiram community is able to work together to continue to effect positive change."