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Tue November 5, 2013
Maya Angelou Among Those Celebrating WFU's Dignity and Respect Campaign
Barbee Oakes, Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Wake Forest, says the campaign supports the university's vision for its students on campus and beyond.
"When students leave Wake Forest, we expect them to lead a life that matters, and we also expect them to understand how to work and lead in a global society," she says. " So we developed this campaign because we believe that when people learn how to treat everybody with dignity and respect, then we'll begin to build the bridges that will shift the culture of an institution and make it more inclusive."
Wednesday's event also features Wake Forest Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson and Johnettea Cole, former president of Spelman and Bennett Colleges, and now director of the Smithsonian Instution's National Museum of African Art. The program begins at 3:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall at Wake Forest. For more information, visit the university's Office of Diversity and Inclusion website.