Notre Dame to host Indiana Association of Blacks in Higher Education Fall Symposium

The Indiana Association of Blacks in Higher Education (IABHE) Fall Symposium will take place Oct. 13 (Sunday) and 14 (Monday) at the Morris Inn at the University of Notre dame.

Co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Office of Human Resources, the symposium will feature workshops related to students, faculty and staff as well as a discussion of “White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” by Robin DiAngelo.

Lori Patton Davis, a higher education scholar, educator and consultant as well as professor and chair of the Department of Educational Studies at Ohio State University, will deliver the keynote address.

Patton Davis is best known for her scholarship on blacks in higher education, critical race theory, campus diversity initiatives, girls and women of color in educational and social contexts and student development and graduate preparation.

“We’re excited to host this event,” said Eric Love, director of staff diversity and inclusion at Notre Dame. “Higher education professionals from around the state and region will be in attendance.”

The IABHE promotes the advancement of black administrators, faculty, staff and graduate students in Indiana. In addition to mentoring and professional growth, the organization offers safe spaces for black people in higher education to discuss current issues and concerns.

To register for the symposium, visit

Media is welcome to cover the event.

Contact: Erin Blasko, assistant director of media relations, 574-631-4127,

Originally published by Erin Blasko at on October 10, 2019.