January 28, 2011
Leader in diversity issues to speak during Founders Week
Baldwin City, Kan. — Jamele Adams, associate dean of student life at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and well known in the Boston area for his work leading workshops with diversity issues, will be a guest speaker Feb. 7-8 as part of Founders Week at Baker University’s Baldwin City campus.
At Brandeis, Adams oversees student activities, community service, intercultural center, the chaplaincy and oversees the Community Prejudice Response Task Force. He works with campus groups to promote and enhance opportunities to celebrate diversity and develops programs and activities to support involvement in the larger community, enabling Brandeis students to practice social justice and change in the real world. Adams previously served as director of Jeter’s Leaders, a program in the Derek Jeter Turn 2 Foundation that supports high school students in the New York City area.
Adams has a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. He is also a celebrated poet.
At 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7 at Mabee Hall, Room 300, Adams will speak to students in Leonard Ortiz’s class “From Malcom to Martin: Violent and Nonviolent Strategies in the Civil Rights Movement.”
At 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7 at Case Hall, Room 307, he will speak to students in Marti Mihalyi’s creative writing class.
Adams will also participate in a men’s only workshop and poetry slam on the Baldwin City campus later that evening.
At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Case Hall, Room 307, Adams will speak to students in Karla Wiscombe’s introduction to education class.
Baker, the first university in Kansas, was founded on Feb. 12, 1858.
Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.