Beyond the traditional academic curriculum, Lawrence University administers several special programs and a number of outreach activities that benefit the surrounding community. The campus also hosts a number of summer conferences and institutes and regularly makes its facilities available to deserving community organizations.

Report to the Community: Promoting Equity and Inclusion in the Fox Cities

Thursday, February 8, 2018
4 p.m. Program
5-6 p.m. Reception
View full agenda below.

Warch Campus Center
711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton

The Report to the Community brings together leaders, learners and Lawrentians for a celebration of the ways in which Lawrence University engages in mutually beneficial partnerships to enhance the well-being and vibrancy of the greater Fox Valley while also strengthening the educational experience it provides to students.

The theme for this year’s Report to the Community focuses on partnerships that help create a more just, equitable and inclusive community. By providing opportunities for people from different backgrounds to come together as equals, we can develop solutions to problems important to us all.

2018 Collaboration in Action Award Recipients

  • ThedaCare's Community Health Action Team (CHAT)
    Nothing creates greater understanding and motivation for action than hearing directly from community members in need. Day-long "plunges" bring together community leaders to address issues like being Black in Appleton, mental health and poverty. Read more.
  • Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
    A partnership with Lawrence resulted in a modern dance residency by Seattle's Spectrum Dance Theater to stimulate community conversations about race and diversity. Read more.
  • Fox Cities Diversity Officers Collaborative
    The chief diversity officers at Kimberly-Clark and Thrivent Financial are collaborating with Lawrence to bring together senior leaders in sectors including education, business, government and nonprofits to address workplace issues related to diversity, inclusion and nondiscrimination. Read more.

Full Event Agenda

4 p.m. Welcome

Mark Burstein, President, Lawrence University

Report to the Community

Kimberly Barrett, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Lawrence University

Music for All  |  Haydn Quartet Performance
  • Rachael Teller '18 and Abigail Keefe '19, violin
  • Nathaniel Sattler '18, viola
  • David Sieracki '18, cello
Student Remarks

Tamanna Akram '18

Presentation of Collaboration in Action Awards

Mark Burstein

Table Conversation

How can Lawrence best partner with the community to create a more just, equitable and inclusive community? Facilitated conversation by ACPA members at each table.

Closing Remarks

Kimberly Barrett

5 p.m. Reception

Complimentary hors 'doeuvres and cash wine and beer bar available

6 p.m. Event Concludes

Shuttle service returns to Emmanuel United Methodist Church parking lot until 6:15 p.m.

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