The week of Martin Luther King Jr. events at the University of Idaho will conclude with a presentation titled, “From Civil Rights to Cultural Competence: What Have We Learned?” given by Jeff Guillory, director of diversity education at nearby Washington State University. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m., in the Idaho Commons in the Summit Rooms.
Guillory will share his experiences growing up in the segregated South and his first experience with integration in the Northwest. He also will cover the evolution of diversity education from awareness to requirement in today’s labor market. His hope is that attendees will leave with something that they can use in their college and professional careers. Guillory’s presentation will be a great opportunity for students to gain a new perspective on the history of segregation, integration and diversity in the U.S.
Guillory is a University of Idaho graduate and the current director of the diversity education program for the Division of Student Affairs/Office of Equity and Diversity at Washington State University. His unique and compelling history includes 20 years of experience as a human resources professional, 10 years of experience as a diversity education professional, and 15 years of experience as a consultant for major companies and organizations in many different fields, including organizational development, conflict management, and cultural competency. He has worked with a wide range of groups that includes the Cheyenne/Arapaho tribe of Oklahoma and the University of Oregon.
Guillory’s presentation is sponsored by University of Idaho Office of Multicultural Affairs, AmeriCorps and Women’s Center.