CALS EDC Lunch and Learn: CALS update on diversity and inclusion – Sept. 14

Members of the CALS community are invited to join the fourth session of the CALS Equity and Diversity Committee’s 2020 Lunch and Learn series.

“CALS Update on Diversity and Inclusion”
Presentation by Dean Kate VandenBosch and Senior Associate Dean Mark Rickenbach

September 14, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual event via Webex:

2020 has been a very tumultuous year and as we begin the fall 2020 semester in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, we are aware that the strain of so many factors are heavily weighing on individuals and groups in our community. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered various loss due to a pandemic that continues to have an impact for the foreseeable future. We have also seen continued division relating to race and social justice, which has contributed to further polarization in our country. We in CALS have been engaged in planning relating to implementation of diversity and inclusion goals, and what has transpired this year only exacerbates the need for changes in structure and behaviors. In this Lunch and Learn, CALS leadership will share updates and plans for initiatives and goals for the college as we work to listen to the voices of those in our community who are looking for action, and employ those who need to be part of the solution.

No registration is required and all are welcome. On the day of this session, please use the above Webex link to join.

To access information and materials from previous EDC Lunch and Learn sessions, visit:

Future 2020 Lunch and Learn dates are as follows (all from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.):

  • October 12
  • November 9