IUPUC leader speaking on diversity efforts

The Columbus area chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice will feature a presentation by Sandra Miles, IUPUC director of student affairs, at 6:30 p.m. today at the Bartholomew County Public Library.

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. The local chapter addresses social as well as racial and cultural discrimination, and prioritizes support for the work of Black Lives Matter.

Miles will discuss her work in fostering acceptance and support of students from all backgrounds at IUPUC, as well as Diversity Circles at the University, an interactive activity that builds diversity awareness within individuals and gives an open line of communication for future discussion and dialogue.

The meeting also will discuss the recent surfacing of a white nationalist group in Columbus.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.