The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, and conference keynote speaker, United States Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott, a 1971 Niagara graduate and current Trustee.

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, and conference keynote speaker, United States Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott.

Niagara University Hosts Social Justice Conference, Announces New Diversity Initiatives

On April 15-16, Niagara University hosted an intergenerational forum, “Fostering Racial and Social Justice: Defining and Connecting the Roles and Responsibilities of Student Organizations, Academics, and Community.” Coordinated by Niagara University’s Black Student Union, the conference focused on local and national issues of race in higher education, the role of colleges and universities in addressing racial justice in communities, empowering students as mentors and leaders, and strengthening alliances among organizations on and off campuses that address social justice issues.

“In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has called upon God’s people to be builders of bridges. This conference reflects Niagara’s mission to build bridges of dialogue on diversity and social justice, to do so as St. Vincent reminds us by the rays of charity.” – Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University.

The conference seeks to enhance the inclusivity of the Niagara University Campus and encourage dialogue among university administrators and students on sensitive topics, such as race, social justicequity and inclusion. In particular, the conference strives to give a voice to students whose voices are not heard as often as they should be.

Here’s the link to the full article from NU News.