Diversity at Skidmore

Reflections
A Conversation with Drs. Constance Glasgow and Twitty Styles

Friday, April 21, 2017
12:00 p.m.
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd Floor


Drs. Glasgow and Styles
Drs. Glasgow and Styles

Brown bag lunches welcome and box lunches available first-come, first-served, graciously provided by the Black Faculty and Staff Group (BFSG).

In a recent interview with the University of Virginia, her alma mater, Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of the bestselling-book-turned-hit-film Hidden Figures, discussed the importance of her desire to continue to bring forward the stories hidden from our views, those of the numerous African-Americans who have excelled in fields historically lacking women and minorities. Given our recent campus-wide viewing of the film, we are delighted to welcome to campus two local African-American pioneers whose experience and success in their respective fields shed further insight on the dynamics of race (and gender) in education and the workplace.

Join us for what promises to be an enlightening dialogue with Dr. Constance Glasgow, a 1960 graduate of Syracuse’s Downstate Medical Center and pioneering practicing pediatrician in Clifton Park, NY for over 50 years, and her husband, Dr. Twitty Styles, professor emeritus of biology at Union College.  Drs. Glasgow and Styles will share their responses to the film (Styles was a student of Dorothy Vaughn) and their own narratives as we consider the questions of talent, excellence and the ways these narratives have been sheltered from our views. 

 

Learn more about Drs. Glasgow and Styles

 

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Group (BFSG).

 

Hidden Figures poster

In It is a suite of diversity and inclusion programming designed to raise our cultural fluency and strengthen our community. 

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