The Role of the Land-Grant University in Addressing Racial Tensions

Seal of The Ohio State University

The Role of the Land-Grant University in Addressing Racial Tensions: Part II

Monday, June 15, 2020
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to a conversation about racism, social disparities, and prospects for change. Join university leaders in thinking about how Ohio State can be an intellectual and practical resource to Columbus and Ohioans in responding to recent events and reshaping the future.

Hosted by Dr. Andreá Williams, the interim director of The Women's Place, this panel considers how what we teach, learn and do at Ohio State can make a difference in challenging inequities and discrimination. Panelists also will address the kinds of initiatives that already exist at Ohio State and through community partnerships to lead to meaningful change.


  • Trudy Bartley, Associate Vice President for Local and Community Relations

  • Trevor Brown, Dean, John Glenn College of Public Affairs

  • Johanna Burton, Director, Wexner Center for the Arts

  • Amy Fairchild, Dean, College of Public Health

  • Kathy Seward Northern, Associate Dean, Moritz College of Law

  • Gretchen Ritter, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty, staff, students, and local residents and community partners are all welcome to join us for what promises to be a compelling and enlightening discussion.

This panel will be recorded and posted online with closed captioning.

Register for The Role of the Land-Grant University in Addressing Racial Tensions

Need accommodations?

If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please send an email to You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

This panel discussion will be live captioned.