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Forum on Racism

May 12 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday, 5/16/2022 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Forum on Racism: “Anti-Racism–Validation and Empathy in Higher Education”

Monday, May 16
4-5 p.m.

COCC is committed to continuing these important conversations and addressing systemic inequities. The forums will be held once per term. We invite you to share in this work and be a part of making changes in our communities so that we truly are a welcoming and inclusive place. Together we can make a difference!

Forum topics and speakers:

Buffy Stoll Turton, Ph.D.
Research and practical applications related to college students’ validation and sense of belonging, and how these experiences connect to anti-racist practices.

Claudia Bisso-Fetzer, Ph.D.
Raising awareness about the importance of the practice of empathy and its benefits in higher education institution as a tool to strengthening interpersonal relationships and reducing bias and racism.

Christy Walker
Sharing practical tools to help foster belonging and empathy in higher education, the community and in personal lives.

Register in advance for this webinar:



May 12
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM