Faces of Courage

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During the 2012-13 academic year the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Board of Trustees’ decision to integrate Wake Forest with a celebration called “Faces of Courage.”

Alumni are invited to share their stories and perspectives as part of the event.

“Faces of Courage” will honor the University’s past, recognize progress and provide an opportunity to talk about the strategic focus on welcoming diversity and building an inclusive campus community.

“An important piece of the effort will be telling alumni stories through video profiles, oral histories and web articles that detail our rich history and showcase the value and depth of the University’s past and present commitment to diversity and inclusion,” says Matt Williams (’09), program coordinator in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. “If you are an alumnus who broke cultural barriers when you entered the University, or if you just want to share the benefits or challenges you experienced being a part of a diverse Wake Forest learning community, please share your stories.”

Diversity matters exist beyond race and ethnicities, says Williams. “We are interested in highlighting stories that also address gender, religion, sexual orientation, geographic differences, physical and cognitive abilities, among countless others.”

To share a story contact Meghan Haenn (’10), assistant director of Student Life, haennml@nullwfu.edu, or the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 336-758-3824. Submission deadline is Aug. 31.

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