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CPE’s Higher EDquity Webinar to Feature UK Diversity Leaders

photo of Te'Asia Martin and Brian Hamilton
Te'Asia Martin and Brian Hamilton, with UK Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives, will serve as panelists on CPE's Higher EDquity Series webinar, Power and Identity 101, this Wednesday.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2020) — Join the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) for the next installment of the popular Higher EDquity Series webinars, Power and Identity 101, at noon EDT Wednesday, Aug. 5.

University of Kentucky diversity leaders Te'Asia Martin and Brian Hamilton will discuss how societal, cultural, interpersonal and individual biases can shape the identities of faculty and students, often leading to both intentional and unintentional oppression. Panelists will also discuss strategies for self-reflection and ideas on how to better serve marginalized populations.

Martin is program coordinator and Hamilton is assistant director of UK's Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives.  

Participants may submit questions in advance as part of registration.

Registration is available at http://cpe.ky.gov/higheredquity/webinar-080520.html.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.