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SIU to host diversity and inclusion awards

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CARBONDALE -- SIU organizers are hoping to start more conversations about diversity and inclusion by hosting a Diversity Excellence Lecture and Awards ceremony. 

SIU will give a diversity award and two excellence awards to people on campus who've helped improve the racial climate and "move the SIU system forward."

Guest lecturer Tim Wise will speak on ways to dismantle racism on college campuses. 

SIU President Randy Dunn said it's the right time to have these conversations. 

"To have this taking place and being part of the conversation on the campus, we think it's really important and something, given the national conversations going on, we think the timing is right for it," Dunn said.

The first Diversity Excellence Lecture and Awards takes place Tuesday night at 5 at Morris Library. Dunn said the university plans to make this an annual event.  

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