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Metroparks kicks off DEI series at special board session

The Metroparks Board of Commissioners will hold a special board session on Thursday, June 8th at 11:00 a.m. as they welcome their first DEI Speaker Series presenter of 2023.

Anthony Abraham Jack will discuss the topic “Access is NOT Inclusion”. In this talk, he will help the audience think about the topics of recruitment and retention differently through the examination of taken-for-granted policies and practices that advantage some and place undue burdens on others.

Anthony Abraham Jack is currently a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Nation, American Conservative Magazine, The National Review, The Washington Post, CNN, Vice, Vox, and NPR have featured his research and writing as well as biographical profiles of his experiences as a first-generation college student.

The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Poor Students, which was awarded the 2020 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, 2019 CEP Mildred Garcia Award (Junior) for Exemplary Scholarship, and the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize and named NPR Book’s best Book of 2019, is his first book.

Pre-registration is not required.

Ages: 13 and up.
Time: 11 a.m. – Noon
Cost: Free

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting


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