headshot of Dr. Buffie Longmire Avital
Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital

Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital of Elon University will explore how academic institutions can mitigate systemic injustices experienced by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students and create learning environments that promote student success. 

The talk “Historically Underrepresented or Historically Excluded? The Creation of an Institutional Infrastructure that Amplifies Student Capital” will be at 7 p.m. January 27 via Zoom. Longmire-Avital will also lead the workshop “Development of a Critical Mentoring Framework for BIPOC Student Success” from 1-2:30 p.m. January 28 via Zoom. 

Preregistration is needed. Those interested can register here. Those who need accommodations to attend this event can contact cas@ilstu.edu.  

The talk is part of the CAS Professional Development Series, “Equitable Re-Centering in the Pursuit of Sustainable Diversity and Inclusive Action.” 

Longmire-Avital is an associate professor of psychology at Elon University. As a previous director of the African and African American Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, and director of the Black Lumen Project, Longmire-Avital will share research regarding the psychosocial impacts of systemic injustices as well as strategies for student success.