P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science
University of Rhode Island professor Kendall Moore will lead discussion of obstacles faced by underrepresented people of color as part of 2019 Symposium on Teaching and Learning
Filmmaker Kendall Moore will present a screening of her documentary Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields on Wednesday, April 10. 
 
The film looks at various obstacles and impediments—structural, cultural, psychological, and institutional—that effectively limit the inclusion and participation of underrepresented people of color in STEM fields.
 
Following the screening, Moore, a professor in the departments of Journalism and Film Media at the University of Rhode Island, will facilitate a discussion with attendees and moderate a panel conversation. Panelists include Vassie Ware, PhD, professor of biological sciences; Dahlia Hylton, PhD, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs; and undergraduate students Princess Scott (civil engineering) and Rajan Jones (mechanical engineering).
 
The screening, which begins at 4:10 pm in Sinclair Auditorium, is a featured event of the 2019 Symposium on Teaching and Learning at Lehigh. For the full schedule, visit go.lehigh.edu/symposium2019.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning; P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences; College of Arts and Sciences; Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; Office of Multicultural Affairs; Council for Equity and Community; ADVANCE; Department of Journalism and Communication; Film and Documentary Studies Program.

 

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On April 10, Kendall Moore visits Lehigh to discuss her documentary Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields.