Building an Equitable Future

Join us for a series of conversations on equity through the lenses of arts, culture, community, and the environment. 

Hear from innovators and leaders in their respective fields. From the president of the American Folklore Society to a renowned author, our speakers will delve into topics such as ableism, racial and cultural equity, historical representation, stakeholder and community involvement, inclusivity, and more.

Featured speakers include:

  • Bonnetta Adeeb, President and Founder of STEAM Onward
  • Ellice Patterson, Founder & Executive and Artistic Director of Abilities Dance
  • Norma Elia Cantú, President of the American Folklore Society and Murchison Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University
  • Lauren Hoogkamer, Assistant Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Tacoma
  • Roberto Lovato, author of Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs and Revolution in the Americas
  • J. Drew Lanham, plenary speaker, birder, naturalist, hunter-conservationist, and author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature. 

Visit our event website at for more information, full session descriptions, and speaker bios. 

Thursday, March 11 at 11:00am to 5:00pm

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Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies



Please see website for ticket costs. This event is being offered free for Goucher students, faculty, and staff. Please email from your Goucher email account for the free registration code.

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