The Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations will host drop-in space at La Casa Cultural Latina on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 all-day (9am-9pm) as a space to engage in - or disengage from - dialogue on affirmative action on campus.
In 1961, US President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order requiring federally-funded employers to “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed . . . without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.” As Chancellor Jones has recently stated in a massmail to the campus community, the University of Illinois is “fully committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action and equal access to the opportunities we offer” (January 6, 2016). At OIIR, we believe strongly that all students accepted to the University of Illinois are not only capable, but also amazing, innovative, and the leaders of tomorrow who worked hard to get here.
Join staff from across the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations at La Casa’s Cultural Latina for snacks, space, and opportunity to have productive and respectful conversations, face-to-face. Come to talk, or just come to hang out and study.
The units of Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations are open 5+ days per week promoting academic success, identity development, civic engagement and critical dialogue. Learn more at oiir.illinois.edu.