Campus Diversity News

“Education for Liberation” Teach-in

This Roanoke College Teach-in on Race, titled “Education for Liberation,” was held over Zoom on Wednesday, Aug. 12 and Thursday, Aug. 13. All speakers are Roanoke College employees. All sessions are one hour in length, including 15 minutes for Q&A​; the intended audience is faculty, staff, and the Roanoke College community. We extend a heartfelt "thank ​you" to the presenters, who graciously agreed to prepare their presentations amid many other pressures this summer.

Links to the video recordings

College commemorates Juneteenth

On Friday, Roanoke College commemorated Juneteenth for the third consecutive year.

Students and others recognized at Garren Diversity Awards

The 22nd Annual Garren Diversity Awards recognized students, faculty and staff for their contributions toward the goal to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. UPDATED with photos. 

Inaugural Virginia Conference on Race brings institutions, students together

The conference was well-attended and sparked important conversations about race and oppression.

In Black History Month keynote, Fleming discusses importance of empathy

Brandon P. Fleming used his life story to illustrate how one person’s compassion can make a huge difference in the lives of others.

Professor’s book on Roanoke’s queer history resonates locally and nationally

Dr. G. Samantha Rosenthal’s book “Living Queer History” is partially a study of Roanoke’s LGBTQ+ history and partially a memoir of Rosenthal’s own journey.

Sowing seeds of change

Dr. Dwight C. Jones, Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote speaker at Roanoke College, shares inspiring message of speaking up, speaking out and sacrificing for change.