Race relations expert to speak at Binghamton University


Binghamton University’s Students of Color Support Center will host the 13th annual Multicultural Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 18, in the Mandela Room of the University Union.

The keynote speaker is race and human relations expert Forrest Parker. Parker is president and chief executive officer of the Virginia Educational Council on Multi-Ethnic Concerns. He is an experienced keynote and motivational speaker, facilitator, trainer, presenter and consultant. Parker is also founder and director of the annual and national Multi-Ethnic Perspectives Conference and was honored as a Virginia Hero by former Governor L. Douglas Wilder.

Parker, a former vice president and dean of multicultural affairs at Mary Washington College, also serves on the board of directors for Employment Resources, Inc., the Rappahannock United Way, and is one of the founders of the Virginia Admissions Council on Black Concerns.

The dinner is part of BU’s family weekend activities and is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for non-students and $8 for students. For ticket information, contact the Students of Color Support Center at 607-777-4195 or BU’s Multicultural Resource Center at 607- 777-4472.

Last Updated: 9/17/13