LSU Diversity & Inclusion Events
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Democracy in Black – Book Discussion (Date TBD)
Dr. Martin is the LSU Faculty Athletics Representative and a professor of Sociology & African and African-American Studies with expertise in the areas of race and ethnicity, wealth inequity, asset poverty and the sociology of sport. The athletics department also invited LSU’s Black Faculty and Staff Caucus and the Honors College to participate in the book discussion.
|Guest Speaker Dr. Eddie Glaude (Date TBD)
Following the book discussion of Democracy in Black, author Dr. Eddie Glaude will be speaking to the LSU Athletics staff along with the LSU African and African American Studies program. Dr. Glaude is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University and has written numerous books about African American politics, religion, gender, and class.
|Tigers United Virtual Prayer Vigil (Sept. 25, 2020)
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, in conjunction with the Tigers United movement, held a virtual prayer vigil on Sept. 25, 2020, to pray over our student-athletes as they began the fall season. The vigil, which was organized by LSU men’s basketball assistant coach Kevin Nickelberry, also included prayers for our community and country. Participants were invited to join by lighting a candle and engaging in prayer.
|National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 22, 2020)
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|Virtual Town Hall featuring Ben Crump (Sept. 22, 2020)
Former LSU women’s basketball player Temeka Johnson and the Heaven Opens People’s Lives (HOPE) Foundation presented on Sept. 22, 2020, Let Your Voice Be Heard, a virtual town hall headlined by renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump; former NFL and LSU Tiger star Ryan Clark; Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin; and moderator Dr. Keita Joy.
|A Long Talk About The Uncomfortable Truth (Sept. 15-17, 2020)
LSU became the first SEC school to participate in A Long Talk About The Uncomfortable Truth (ALTATUT) on Sept. 15-17, 2020. ALTATUT is an anti-racism experience designed to expose participants to a level of truth about the duration, violence, and intentionality of the systems of oppression which have existed in America since its inception. ALTATUT is an ongoing conversation that will serve as a catalyst for creating a culture of individual and collective anti-racism activism. Visit @ALongTalk2020 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
|Tigers United “Unity Walk” (Sept. 12, 2020)
On Sept. 12, 2020, LSU student-athletes, coaches and staff joined in a Unity Walk that began outside of Tiger Stadium and ended at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The march was followed by a ceremony outside the PMAC that featured several speakers, including representatives of the Black Student-Athlete Association, women’s basketball coach Nikki Fargas, faculty athletics representative Dr. Lori Martin, and former LSU and NFL defensive back Ryan Clark. Each of the participants in the Unity Walk wore a black “Tigers United” t-shirt, representing the commitment of LSU Athletics to the promotion of racial equity.
|Voter Education with the NAACP’s Eugene Collins (Sept. 3, 2020)
Eugene Collins, president of the Baton chapter of the NAACP, delivered a presentation on Sept. 3, 2020, about voter participation to LSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The mission of the NAACP is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.