Fulbright Association’s New York Chapter held the chapter’s first event in the 2017 Fulbright Alumnus-in-Residence series on April 20 at FIT. The event was co-sponsored by the Diversity Council and the Office of International Programs. Faculty and staff participated in a conversation on current trends titled “Diversity and Education: Breaking Down Stereotypes in the Classroom.” Panelists spoke of their experiences as community activists, policy makers, and educators. The event reinforced the Fulbright mission of mutual understanding of people of the world.
The panel included Fulbright New York Chapter’s 2017 Alumnus-in-Residence Jared Licina (founder of Nascenta, a nonprofit organization that runs diversity workshops based on a lesson structure developed in post-apartheid South Africa), Asha Castleberry (consultant with the Truman National Security Project, former U.S. Army veteran and professor at Fordham University), Adhim DeVeaux (professional development consultant for the United Federation of Teachers), and FIT’s Chief Diversity Officer Ron Milon.
Last year’s Fulbright NY Alumnus-in-Residence was FIT Assistant Professor Keith Ellenbogen.
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