Race and Ethnicity Conference

Megan Swindell

Since 1988 The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) has engaged its participants in discussions on the issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. 

Iowa State plays its own part in this educational process again this year with the 13th annual ISCORE, Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity. 

Today from 8 am – 5 pm in the Memorial Union, the Iowa State University community and guests are exclusively invited to attend the variety of the concurrent 50 minute forums on diversity education and celebration for free. 

The discussions presented by students, staff, and faculty will range from Can I Touch Your Hair? Lyricism as a space of resistance towards Eurocentric standards of beauty, 11 – 11:50, Campanile Room, to But, that isn’t what was shown to me! Inaccurate portrayals of Indigenous peoples in Media and Literature, 3:10 – 4:00, Campanile Room.  The students, faculty members, and staff who hold this conference attend the National Conference and convey what was shared there in additional to personal stories at ISCORE.

Iowa State’s conference will provide a day full of diversity awareness and enhancement, improving campus as a whole.  In addition, it will make information about race and ethnicity issues available for the Iowa State University Community. In other words, we all score with ISCORE.

A full schedule of the conference and forum descriptions can be found at: http://www.iscore.iastate.edu/docs/ISCOREabstracts.pdf