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The Institute for Ethics was established in 2009 to promote ethical reflection and conversation throughout the College and into the larger communities of Adrian and Lenawee County. The Institute offers services and resources for faculty, staff, and community leaders who are interested in the exploration of ethical issues in the disciplines and professions.
Native American Forum to be held on Adrian College's campus April 23
The Adrian College Institute for Ethics in continuing our commitment to support and encourage ethical discourse invites you to our forum, Native American Mascots and Imagery: An Ethical Discussion on April 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Dawson Auditorium at Adrian College.
Two Lenawee schools were named in a recent Michigan Department of Civil Rights suit regarding Native American mascot and imagery usage. This action raises the stakes of the controversy and moves it beyond our local communities. To encourage discussion and to help clarify this challenging issue, panelists on both sides of the discussion will be represented. Invited panelists include a representative from the Michigan Civil Rights Department, the Leh-Nah-Weh Native American Organization, the NAACP and community members from both Tecumseh and Clinton.
This moderated forum will focus on open, free, and honest discussion of the ethical dimensions of the issue. Topics include: What defines discrimination? What is the relationship to usage of mascots/imagery with county identity? What does it mean to “honor” Native Americans? In what way do mascots/imagery honor or dishonor them? There will be time after the panelist discussion for questions from the audience.
This forum will be co-sponsored by the Institute for Ethics and the Institute for Education. For questions about this forum, please contact Dr. Fritz Detwiler at email@example.com.