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Virtual Town Hall Meetings

Spring 2021

Black in the Academy: Are Institutions Ready for Us?

Feb. 23, 3:00 p.m.

Panelists: Byron Baily '12; Shanice Cox, TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine student; Mel Doddy, doctoral student; Kellton Hollins '20, master's student

“Real Relationships: How to Build Community”

February 24, 3:30 p.m.

Panelists: Whitnee Boyd, Ph.D., coordinator of special projects, Office of the Chancellor; Timeka Gordon, director, Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services and Community Scholars program; Clifford Harrell II, Ph.D., assistant athletics director of academic services; and Zoranna Jones, Ph.D., assistant dean, School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Moderator: Trung Nguyen, Ed.D., interim assistant vice chancellor of Student Affairs


“The Future of Our Past”

March 25, 3:30 p.m.

Panelists: Alex Hidalgo, Ph.D., associate professor and director of undergraduate studies, History; Alan Gallay, Ph.D., Lyndon B. Johnson Chair in American History; Brenda Sanders-Wise, executive director, Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society; Rebecca Sharpless, Ph.D., professor, History

Moderator: Scott Kurashige, Ph.D., professor and chair, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies


“A Dialogue on TCU’s Efforts to Reconcile with Native Americans”

April 1, 4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Race & Reconciliation Initiative

Virtual panel discussion about how TCU can reconcile and develop healthy relationships with Native Americans.

Panelists: Terri Parton, president, Wichita and Affiliated Tribes; Nita Battise, Tribal Council chairperson, Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas; Waylon Honga, former Hualapai Tribal Council member

Moderator: Scott Langston, Ph.D., instructor of religion and liaison, Native American nations and communities


“RRI: First Year Survey Report, Explained”

April 15, 3:30 p.m.

Panelists: Invited Guests, Task Force Co-Chairs

Moderator: Marcellis Perkins


Reconciliation Day

Wednesday, April 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

More information to come for this inclusive event for the TCU community to come together to move forward together.