Whitman College is a member of the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA). Since its launch in 2020, nearly 70 colleges have joined the six institutions that established the alliance: DePauw University, Oberlin College, Occidental College, Pomona College, Macalester College, and Skidmore College. Amongst the benefits of membership LACRELA offers monthly antiracism, diversity, and equity virtual learning sessions designed for higher education professionals. Each institution is allotted eight spots per three-hour synchronous session. Due to the limited number of allowed participants, we ask attendees to take back and share what they have learned with their respective teams.

To RSVP for an upcoming session, please complete this form: Racial Equity eConvening Series 2021–2022.

Racial Equity eConvening Series: Upcoming Topics, Dates and Times

  • Board Strategies to Achieve Racial Equity 
    Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 9am-12pm PST/12pm-3pm EST 

  • Centering Racial Equity in Your Student Success Agenda 
    Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | 9am-12pm PST/12pm-3pm EST 

  • Chief Diversity Officer’s Role in Advancing Racial Equity 
    Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 9am-12pm PST/12pm-3pm EST 

  • Classroom Incivility and Productive Conversations About Race
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022| 9am-12pm PST/12pm-3pm EST

  • Reducing Implicit Bias in The Search and Hiring Process 
    Friday, June 10, 2022 | 9am-12pm PST/12pm-3pm EST 

Racial Equity eConvening Series: Past Sessions

Past session recordings are available upon request. Please email diversity@whitman.edu for access.

  • Leading Productive Conversations About Racism 
    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 
  • Fostering and Sustaining Inclusive Classrooms for Students of Color 
    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 
  • Accountability and Incentives for Advancing Racial Equity 
    Monday, April 5, 2021 
  • Confronting Explicit Acts of Racism and Racial Violence on Campus 
    Tuesday, May 25, 2021 
  • Disaggregating Data to Identify Racial Inequities 
    Tuesday, June 22, 2021 
  • Recovering from COVID-19 Racial Inequities 
    Thursday, July 15, 2021 
  • Teaching the Truth About Slavery and America’s Racial History 
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 
  • Strategically Hiring Faculty of Color 
    Thursday, September 16, 2021 
  • Supporting and Retaining Faculty of Color
    Monday, October 4, 2021
  • Recruiting and Strategically Diversifying Staff at All Levels 
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021
  • Creating Equitable Pathways to Leadership Roles for Employees of Color 
    Wednesday, December 8, 2021
  • Meaningfully Integrating Racial Topics Across the Curriculum 
    Monday, January 24, 2022