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Events & Conferences

The Roy Wilkins Center of Human Relations and Social Justice, as a part of an effort to infuse dialogue, outreach and education within our community, nation, and world, has and will continue to proudly host many conferences and special events.

Upcoming Events

2nd Annual Community Fellows Workshop

June 22nd, 2015 - June 26th, 2015

Past Events

National Economic Assocation (NEA) Samuel Westerfield Award Luncheon

On January 4th, Dr. Samuel Myers Jr. received, NEA's highest honor, the Samuel Westerfield Award. His dedication, devotion, and performance led him to earn this honor. Faculty, Family, and friends gathered at this luncheon to celebrate his accomplishments.

Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) Confrence

October 28th, 2014 - November 2nd, 2014

First Community Fellows Workshop

October 28th, 2014 - November 2nd, 2014\\

National Forum for Black Public Administrators: Executive Leadership Institute

August 20th-25th, 2013

World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality - October 2012

20th Anniversary of the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice

National Conference on Equity in Procurement and Contracting - May 11, 2011

On May 11, 2011, the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice hosted a national conference on Equity in Procurement and Contracting at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The conference brought together nationally-recognized scholars and local experts to discuss best practices, alternative methodologies, and the development of new tools for increasing small business participation in both public and private sector contracting activities. The conference was aimed to reach policymakers, business leaders, and the public in general interested in the development and success of women and minority-owned business enterprises.

Leveling the Playing Field: Expanding Minority Business Opportunities - December 3rd, 2010

Remarkable gains by minority-owned business stand to be squandered unless new growth strategies are adapted to compete in a rapidly changing business market. Minority businesses need to collaborate with corporations as well as with government agencies. This forum, cosponsored by the Springboard Economic Development Corporation and the Roy Wilkins Center, highlighted numerous tactics— legislative and otherwise— for improving the state of minority businesses.