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ICYMI: Panel Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Mind, Community, and Institution


182 Extension professionals came together recently for a panel discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion for social race relations (mind), community leader input (community), and Extension leadership input (institution). Dr. Shatomi Luster-Edward, Regional Director, Urban West Regional Office, University of Missouri Extension, Dr. Lindsey Lunsford, Sustainable Food Systems Resource Specialist, Tuskegee University, and Krystle J. Allen, Extension Associate (Emergency Preparedness & Special Programs), Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center moderated the panel which included:

  • Dr. Robert Zabawa, Research Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Tuskegee University (slide deck)
  • Dr. Tashel Bordere, Assistant Professor, State Specialist, Youth Development, HES Extension, University of Missouri
  • Monica Majors, Campus Director; Co-Principal Investigator; Assistant Dean, Academic Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, Binghamton University (slide deck)

Session Recording

Session Transcript

Session Chat

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