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Engaging Ethical, Racial, and Religious Diversity
Appomattox Project Sponsored Sessions

Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, 2020

Given the COVID-19 situation, all events will be hosted online this year.
Each session is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact Courtney Burns at courtney.burns@uvu.edu

Schedule of Events

Monday, September 28th

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Kickoff Panel Discussion
Appomattox Project

"Civil Disobedience in the Age of Trump"

David Ragland, Co-Founder, The Truth Telling Project of Ferguson
Michael Minch, Professor of Philosophy and Peace & Justice Studies, UVU
Moderator: Brian Birch, Director, Center for the Study of Ethics, UVU


Tuesday, September 29th

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion
Religious Studies Program

"The American Experience of Religious Diversity"

Laura Guerrero, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, College of William & Mary
Brian Birch, Director, Religious Studies Program, UVU
Michael Goode, Associate Professor of History, UVU



Wednesday, September 30th

10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

Panel Discussion
College of Health & Public Services

"Health Professions and COVID-19"

David Keller, Associate Professor of Nursing, UVU
Karen Preston, Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, UVU
Sue Jackson, Professor of Public Health, UVU
Kim Bennion,  Instructor, Respiratory Therapy, UVU
Moderator: Sarah Hall, Assistant Professor of Public & Community Health


11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Student Panel Discussion
Black Student Union

"Living In the Wake of George Floyd" 

Israel Herring
Melanie Griffin
Destiny Perkins
Arvin Mitchell
Breanna Lambert
Mohamed Eftin
Moderator: David Ssejinja, Advisor, Black Student Union


1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Excellence in Ethics Award
Center for the Study of Ethics

"The Importance of Community Policing"

Jeremy Jamison





    Sgt. Jeremy Jamison

    Mental Health Response Team
    Orem City Police




Thursday, October 1st


3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Lecture & Discussion
Center for the Study of Ethics & Department of English & Literature

"Mormonism and the Challenges of  Whiteness"

Peter Coviello, Professor of English, University of Illinois-Chicago
author of Make Yourselves Gods: Mormonism and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism
Event webpage