Juneteenth: Creating Local Change in Celebration of Current and Future Black Scientists
Creating Local Change in Celebration of Current and Future Black Scientists
The Virginia Tech community will acknowledge celebration of Juneteenth on June 20 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke. The day's events will consider and discuss the challenges and opportunities we have in the scientific community to be thoughtfully and strategically inclusive in both how we conduct research and in who is conducting that research. Participants will engage in discussions with thought leaders with the goal of creating actionable plans for each of us as individuals and for the groups in which we work.
Lightning Round Speakers
Archie Freeman, III, M.S.
"Adjustments Are Necessary"
Chief Academic Officer
Roanoke City Public Schools
Michele Deramo, Ph.D.
"How To Be a White Ally"
Associate Vice Provost of Diversity Education & Engagement
Office for Inclusion and Diversity
Previous Juneteenth Events
Juneteenth Celebration of Black Engineers and Scientists
June 17, 2022