Sep 22 2020
Advancing Equity and Justice

Advancing Equity and Justice

Presented by Westminster College at Online/Virtual Space

Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture: Advancing Equity and Justice with D-L Stewart, Ph.D.
September 22, 2020
7–8:30 p.m.
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Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. Justice. Though often used interchangeably, these terms have very different functions in organizational design and practice. As presented in an Inside Higher Ed essay, diversity and inclusion serve a qualitatively different function than equity and justice. Nevertheless, it is possible for them to work together to transform institutions and organizational units. In this talk, Dr. D-L Stewart will discuss how diversity and inclusion shape and orient the institution differently than equity and justice. He will also consider whether it matters which orientation is in the driver’s seat to advance equity and inclusion.

About the Speaker
D-L Stewart, Ph.D. is a professor in the School of Education, Co-Coordinator of Student Affairs in Higher Education, Co-Director of Campus Initiatives for the Race and Intersectional Studies for Educational Equity (RISE) Center, and affiliated faculty in the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at Colorado State University. Over the course of his faculty career, he has focused most intently on the history and philosophy of higher education, as well as institutional systems and structures that affect the postsecondary experiences, growth and development, as well as success of racially minoritized and queer and trans* students. Dr. Stewart examines these topics through intersectional, critical, and poststructural frameworks that incorporate ableism, religious hegemony, and classism alongside racism, patriarchy, and queer- and trans-antagonism. In addition to over 50 journal publications and book chapters, D-L is an author or editor of four books, most recently, Black Collegians’ Experiences in U.S. Northern Private Colleges: A Narrative History, 1945-1965 (Palgrave, 2017) and co-editor with Elisa Abes and Susan R. Jones of the text, Rethinking College Student Development Theory Using Critical Frameworks (Stylus, 2019).

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