Campus racism topic of lecture

“Racism on Campus: An Agenda for Action” will be the topic discussed tonight at a lecture on campus by Charles Morris, vice president for administrative services at Illinois State University.

“We’re trying to get a lot of people to come hear Dr. Morris speak,” said Jill Sultz, NIU academic adviser of human and family resources.

The pre-Unity Through Diversity week event, which is sponsored by NIU’s Graduate School and Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, will address several specific racial incidents that have occurred on the NIU campus.

Morris also will discuss how to battle against racism on campus as well as some general issues of racism on campuses throughout the country.

Morris is involved in a series of workshops against racism on college campuses and is working on forming an agenda toward action against racial incidents, Sultz said. The workshops are geared toward college counselors and advisers, but the general public is encouraged to attend.

“We wanted Dr. Morris to come speak on campus during Unity through Diversity week (Sept. 25 through Oct. 1),” Sultz said, “but he will be out of town during that week and can’t make it.”

Morris’ lecture will begin at 8:30 p.m. in Holmes Student Center room 405.