A solidarity march and a public forum on race will take place at noon Friday -- Nov. 20. 2015 -- at the University of Utah. Dr. Bryan Hotchkins, a professor in ethnic studies at the U’s College of Education, says Utah needs to honestly confront racism. It's something he lives with every day:
Dr. Hotchkins also is co-founder of The V(i)llage Initiative, a cultural leadership program for African Refugees, African Americans and multiracial middle and high school students throughout the state of Utah.
The Solidarity march and open forum on race at the University of Utah: From the U: "In strong support of anti-racism, and as a show of our collective will to combat all forms of bigotry, the University of Utah’s campus leaders will host a solidarity march and open forum midday on Friday, Nov. 20. Students, faculty, staff and their families and friends are invited to gather at the Park Building at noon and move together to the Olpin Student Union Ballroom for a dialogue on racial climate on our campus, in our classrooms and in our daily lives. Friday’s gathering will be the first in a series of university town hall meetings focused on issues of national conversation."