Ali, dean of the Lloyd Honors College and professor of Comparative African Diaspora History, was the 2016 Carnegie Foundation North Carolina Professor of the Year. His efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity have included establishing Spectrum (a group for students on the autism spectrum), advising the Muslim Student Assocation and Latinx groups, directing Community Play! and establishing the Bridging the Gap project, which builds relationships between students and police officers.
He will join a number of colleagues and friends for an open discussion on how to build community in healthy and impactful ways. The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Kirkland Room of the EUC.
A reception with hors d’oeuvres will follow the conversation.