Project Description

Presented by SUNY Buffalo State College, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Augsburg University, University of Missouri-St. Louis

In his historical ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King implored, “this is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism,” and that there is a “fierce urgency of now.” This message still holds true nearly 60 years later. And, as a coalition, CUMU is committed to working with members to act now through critical learning, dialogue, and actionable strategies.

Panelists include CUMU executive committee members and CUMU member presidents and chancellors from public, private, religiously-affiliated, and minority-serving institutions. The session was moderated by Fred de Sam Lazaro, executive director of the Under-Told Stories Project, an international journalism program based at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

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Resources from our panelists and moderator