Calendar Name: Office of Institutional Equity
Event Category: Webinar
Start Time: 02:00 PM
End Time: 03:30 PM
Event Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

» Charlottesville Aftermath: Safety Considerations, Counter Protests & Dealing With Bac

<p>The national outrage and controversy surrounding the Unite the Right rally has been unprecedented. Campuses across the country are dealing with the fallout. Students have been arrested; others have been dismissed from their institutions; and faculty, staff and administrators are grappling with how to address their outrage, fear and concerns. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Join us on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 and spend 90 minutes with Dillard University President Dr. Walter Kimbrough and Attorney Jacob Appelsmith as they discuss this situation and its aftermath. As a result, you will be able to <strong><em>mitigate controversial rallies or speakers on your campus so you can spot a potential problem and de-escalate it before it becomes out of control</em></strong>. You will be able to alleviate problems prior to them occurring by ensuring that your policies and procedures are followed - avoid negative press, disruptive protests, and costly expenses.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Anger, fear and grief are real emotions that many are expressing because of the rally, its aftermath and other prominent incidents taking place globally. <strong>Gain tools to address the underlying hate and fear many on campus are experiencing &mdash; and will likely continue to experience as events unfold over the next number of months.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Panelists:</strong> Jacob A. Appelsmith served as the Chief Campus Counsel at the University of California Davis and is now the Director of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. <a href="">(Click here for full bio)</a> Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough currently serves as the 7th President of Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana.&nbsp;<a href="">(Click here for full bio)</a></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Topics Covered:</strong></p> <p><strong>You will take away position points on key campus issues like: </strong></p> <ul> <li>How to take a proactive stance to dial back negative rhetoric from any political position or group, without stifling free speech.</li> <li>How to assemble the right planning team including student affairs, communications, public safety, legal counsel, students, and subject matter experts &mdash; to manage and address events involving controversial speakers/organizations, political groups, protestors and minimize institutional risk<strong><em> before </em></strong>they come to campus.</li> <li>The specific and recent examples associated with the rally in Charlottesville and on other campuses that will help you <strong><em>identify resources, tools and strategies you can use to manage challenging interactions</em></strong> &mdash; plan so you can be proactive rather than reactive, give your staff the tools they need to de-escalate problems.</li> <li>The impact protesters &mdash; on both sides of the issue- have had on civility and the polarization effect many feel with regards to this situation.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Assessing the aftermath and how best to plan for, and consider, future events consistent with the mission of your institution.</li> </ul>