Engaging Communities with Howard Ross on February 6, 2019


Contributed by Katie Sack

“We are living in a society today that can feel at times like it is coming apart at the seams. For some this is mostly what they see on the news or on their social media platforms, because they live in environments that seem largely homogeneous. For others it is the day-to-day experience of living in communities that are torn between “them” or “us,” or in workplaces in which there is a constant, underlying nervousness about what we can and can’t talk about.” (Excerpt from Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing Us Apart)    

Howard Ross is a lifelong social justice advocate and considered one of the world’s most influential thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. Howard has specialized in the synthesis of neuro-cognitive and social science research and direct application regarding Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Accessibility work. He is the author of

The books, Everyday Bias and Our Search for Belonging, are currently available for purchase at the Campus Store and will be available for purchase at the event as well.

Schedule of Events

8:30am – Hot Breakfast Buffet Opens in Emerson Suites
9:00am – Engaging Communities Presentation in Emerson Suites
10:15am – Book Sale and Signing in North Foyer
11:30am – Dialog Session with Howard Ross in Klingenstien Lounge  

Registration is now open for the Engaging Communities Presentation and the Dialog Session.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Katie Sack at ksack@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1208. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.