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Hamline University is less than ten miles from where George Floyd was killed by police late last month. In the second installment of EAB’s Leadership Voices series, EAB’s Sally Amoruso talks to Hamline President Fayneese Miller, Ph.D., about the impact of recent events on Hamline students and staff.
Dr. Miller shares how she’s responding to the civil upheaval in the Twin Cities, drawing a line between her experiences as a Black student during segregation and the candor with which she speaks with students today. She also talks about the tradition of social responsibility at Hamline University, and ways that she encourages her students to volunteer in the community beyond campus and to do their part in the fight for social justice.
Education leaders everywhere are making fast, difficult, and bold decisions. This podcast episode is part of our Leadership Voices series, where we spotlight leaders who are meeting extraordinary challenges with vision and courage.
“Social justice for Hamline University means being actively engaged, being civically engaged, understanding and appreciating the various communities in which you live and work in every possible way.”
"We encourage our students to know what’s going on and to be a part of it, not to be silent, but to be active participants."
"What I see happening now that gives me hope is that it is a problem that is perceived as not just a problem for black, brown, and indigenous people. It is a problem of our nation.”
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