Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement

Kimberly Barrett: ‘Remembering Selma, Honoring Black History Year-Round’

Kimberly Barrett

In a guest commentary on WYSO Public Radio, Kimberly Barrett, vice president for multicultural affairs and community engagement at Wright State, discusses Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Listen as Barrett explains why “this … Continue reading

Forums, film screenings, civil rights trip to commemorate Voting Rights Act anniversary

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“Phoenix Project: A Call to Action” from Feb. 17-19, and a Civil Rights Pilgrimage, March 3-9, commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Continue reading

Wright State teaches about civil rights beyond the classroom

Kimberly Barrett

Kimberly Barrett, vice president for multicultural affairs and community engagement, discussed The Phoenix Project: A Call to Action 2015, a series of programs and discussions exploring civil liberties and voting rights in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting … Continue reading

Mentoring magic

Bolinga Center’s Ujima program boosting first-year African-American students’ success
Andrew-Bryce Hudson and Alfred Harper

Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center mentoring program is helping to boost success of first-year African-American students. Continue reading

Two Wright State employees recognized by the American Council on Education

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Wright State’s Melissa Gruys and Latricia Milhouse recognized for supporting the advancement of women in higher education. Continue reading

Wright State honors Martin Luther King Jr. with march, remembrance of nonviolence principles

Martin Luther King Jr. march through campus

Wright State remembers Martin Luther King Jr.’s principles of nonviolence during the university’s annual unity march.
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Wright State to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with march, rally

MLK march through tunnels

Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center will organize a campus march and rally on Jan. 20 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Continue reading

Wright State employee advocate recognized with top 2015 SCLC award

Rountree, J.D., most recently served as assistant director of affirmative action at Wright State before being named to head the university’s Office of Ombuds.

Wright State University’s Hazel Rountree was awarded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award. Continue reading