(Posted October 20, 2018)

Huntingdon, Pa. – A “Who’s Your Neighbor? Story Listening” panel will be held at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., on Tuesday, October 30, in the Ellis Hall Ballroom at Juniata College. The event will feature a panel of Juniata community members, including: Yu Gu, assistant professor of physics and engineering physics; Territa Upchurch-Poole, assistant professor of physiological science; Uma Ramakrishnan, professor of environmental science and studies; and Tasia White, director of residential life. The event is free and open to the public.

“Who’s Your Neighbor? Storytelling” invites audiences to learn about the rich diversity of our campus community by listening to a panel members reflect on the ways their experiences challenge them to practice inclusive excellence in their daily lives. Presenters reveal different elements of their intersectional identities and shares how their identities and experiences are instrumental in their ability to embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion in their work at Juniata.

The “Who’s Your Neighbor” event creates an opportunity to dialogue and gain a first or deeper connection with panelists.

“Juniata College challenges each of its students to ‘Think about who you are’ and the Who’s Your Neighbor series provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to model the process of reflection about who we are and what we bring to the campus community,” says Cynthia Merriwether-DeVries, an associate professor of sociology at Juniata who serves a central role in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

“Who’s Your Neighbor? Story Telling” is part of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion's Series for Inclusive Excellence, which hosts events that present an opportunity to advance Juniata’s institutional goal of creating a campus community of inclusiveness from the classroom to the residence hall room to the conference room. Each event from the series is open to all members of both the Juniata and Huntingdon communities. To learn more, visit: www.juniata.edu/diversity.


Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.