USF St. Pete teams up with local leaders to address racial inequities

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Published by StPeteCatalyst 

Issues surrounding racial inequities have dominated conversations at both the national and local level, and University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus is aiming to keep the dialog going in hopes of bringing about change. 

Through the formation of a diversity and inclusion task force, which includes university administrators, faculty members, students, city officials, nonprofits and business leaders, USF aims to connect with the local community to seek solutions to pervasive racial injustice. 

“As a campus absolutely committed to the values of diversity and inclusion, we have an obligation to dedicate financial resources as well as resources of people and time to further those values and to live our lives in accordance with those values,” Martin Tadlock, task force member and USF St. Petersburg’s regional chancellor said in a statement.