Utica College hosts a number of talks throughout the semester. While some of these talks are major related, a lot of them deal with societal issues and all are welcome to attend.
This Thursday afternoon at 7:00pm, Dr. Yolanda Wilson from Howard University will be giving an ethics talk on discrimination in the workplace. Here’s more information about the talk, via Utica.edu:
Her talk will center around her theories on racial bias in relation to police/citizen interaction as well as résumé evaluation. She will illustrate how these two diverse topics have underlying similarities.
The talk was originally scheduled to take place at Donahue Auditorium, but it will take place at Carbone Auditorium, which is located in the Economic Crime, Justice Studies Building.
Dr. Yolanda Wilson has years of experience in researching societal issues, and while it’s certainly possible to become informed without attending these talks, it’s definitely important to get other perspectives on issues that affect people on a day-to-day basis. Some of these issues, like resume evaluation bias, may not seem very important given the lack of coverage it gets in the mass media, but it certainly has a significant impact on people.
Utica College is a very diverse school, so it’s difficult to grasp some of the issues people deal with, especially since many people don’t experience it first hand. By attending talks like the one happening on Thursday, you’ll have a chance to get a better understanding at some of the issues that occur in society.