Blackboard Jungle 13 Symposium Keynotes

Register for Blackboard Jungle 13 today – Friday keynotes FREE to students!

Registration for the 13th Annual Blackboard Jungle Symposium (BBJ) is now open. The University of Vermont’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to engage in an open, civil exchange of ideas, perspectives, and beliefs that will cultivate greater inclusivity of diverse populations and increase cultural understanding within communities. Join us via Teams on Friday, March 26 for our two keynote addresses. Students can register and attend these sessions free of charge.

Deans’ Morning Keynote, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

New America, New Beginnings: How Our Conversations About the Past Direct the Future with Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., award-winning author of In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, and Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul.

Afternoon Keynote, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Continuing Legacy of Matthew Shepard with Judy Shepard

Judy Shepard, co-founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and a leading voice in the LGBTQ rights movement.

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