The day began with breakfast and welcomes from Chancellor Mark Wrighton and Provost Holden Thorp.

Professor Adrienne Davis then contributed her insights and facilitated the panel and open forum conversation that focused on the social construction of race and what this means in everyday life.

Watch the videos below.

Panel Discussion


Adrienne Davis, JD Vice Provost and William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law, School of Law

  • Maryam Kashani, PhD
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics
  • Sonia Song-Ha Lee, PhD
    Assistant Professor and Director of Honors Program, Department of History, Arts & Sciences
  • Robert Sussman, PhD
    Professor, Physical Anthropology, Arts & Sciences
  • Rebecca Wanzo, PhD
    Associate Professor, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Arts & Sciences: and Interim Director, Center for Humanities
  • Denise Ward-Brown, Associate Professor of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Open Forum

Student Visual Journalism – Session Two