Brown University VP, UMaine alum to host Sept. 21 virtual events

Race scholar Shontay Delalue, vice president of institutional equity and diversity at Brown University and University of Maine alum (’00, ’03G), will facilitate a workshop and offer a public presentation on Monday, Sept. 21 for the University of Maine community. 

BLACK@UMaine is an online workshop that will provide current students with an opportunity to share their experiences with anti-Blackness, and to explore methods of leveraging their time on campus to enhance their leadership skills in preparation for life after college. This workshop, which is intended for staff and students, begins at 1 p.m. Registration is required. 

The virtual public presentation, Constructing Race: A History of Race and Racism in the United States, begins at 3 p.m. Race scholars have long posited that the fabric of society in the U.S. is built on racial hierarchies. This presentation will trace the construction of race and its role in the founding of the U.S., and illustrate how it is reflected in our daily lives, while offering practical strategies for faculty to actively support students from underrepresented groups. Registration is required. 

These events are sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Communications and Journalism, and presented with support from the University of Maine Foundation and the University of Maine Alumni Association. For more information contact Judith Rosenbaum,