National Day of Racial Healing

Mizzou events and resources to help us have better conversations about race.

On the heels of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has designated Jan. 17, 2017, a National Day of Racial Healing. Communities and universities throughout the United States are coming together to acknowledge racial divisions in our country and make a commitment to understanding, caring and respect for people of all racial, ethnic, religious and identity groups. Join the conversation.

As a public institute of higher education, Mizzou provides tools and resources to improve communication and bring Tigers together.

Upcoming Events
Angela Davis

Angela Davis

An Evening with Angela Davis

The 2017 MU Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. event features acclaimed professor, author and social justice advocate Angela Davis.

7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Missouri Theatre

Preparatory events for Davis' visit include:

  • 13th Film Screening and Discussion, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 in Leadership Auditorium, MU Student Center
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis Book Discussion, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 in 1209A-B in the MU Student Center
Juan Gilbert

Juan Gilbert

Juan Gilbert Lecture

Computer scientist, researcher, inventor and diversity advocate Juan Gilbert gives a talk titled "Recruitment, Development and Retention of Faculty and Students of Color in the Academy." He discusses how he and his team increased faculty and student diversity at three different institutions.

5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in in Leadership Auditorium, MU Student Center


All incoming students take part in this two-hour interactive orientation program during which they explore Tiger values and immerse themselves in the multifaceted Mizzou community. Sessions are characterized by live music from the house band Talking Drum and lively discussions led by popular professors.

Upcoming sessions:

5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union
2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 in Whitmore Auditorium, Fine Arts Building
5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 in the Missouri Theatre

Black History Month starts Feb. 1. Stay tuned for our calendar of events.

Resources and News

Phi Rho Eta and College Republicans

Phi Rho Eta and College Republicans get together for a post-election discussion

Stephanie Shonekan on Building a Bridge

Recently the black fraternity Phi Rho Eta Fraternity Inc. and the College Republicans organization at Mizzou got together to have a post-election conversation. Stephanie Shonekan, director of the MU Department of Black Studies, reflects on the event.

Tips for Talking About Race

The Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity provides this handout to help guide Tigers in having conversations about race-related topics. Read it. Share it. Print it. Distribute widely.

Diversity 101

Members of the Mizzou community can take an online course designed to broaden our understanding of diversity and open up discussion of inclusion and equity issues.

Higher Learning

Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity offers multiple education and professional development opportunities for Mizzou students, faculty and staff.

News & Features

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