2020 Freedom Fund Dinner!
February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We are excited to announce that the 2020 NAACP Freedom Fund dinner will be held Feb 21 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene. In order to model the best in our community, we have invited Dr Yvette Alex Assensoh to be our Keynote speaker for our freedom fund dinner. Dr Assensoh exemplifies true caring and insight around the importance of Education and diversity, and we at the Eugene/Springfield NAACP understand that these traits are needed now more than ever before.
Diversity in Education a Way forward!
With Keynote speaker
Vice President for Equity & Inclusion
Dr. Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh
Dr. Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh has served as Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, leading the University of Oregon’s efforts to embed inclusion, equity and diversity in its institutional practices, policies, and norms since 2012
Prior to joining the University of Oregon, she served as a tenured Professor of Political Science and a Dean at Indiana University in Bloomington. While there, she won outstanding research awards, secured national funding for her research projects, served as a Fulbright Scholar at University of Zagreb in Croatia and also led national committees focusing on issues of equity, diversity, teaching excellence and ethics. She is the author/co-author of five books, dozens of scholarly essays and numerous journalistic/trade essays. She is a consultant on diversity/gender issues. She is a trained lawyer, registered mediator, and a member of the Indiana State Bar.
She and her husband (Indiana University History Professor Emeritus A.B. Assensoh) are parents of two sons.