IUP Punxsutawney hosted an interactive town-gown meeting addressing social equity and diversity within the local Punxsutawney community.
The October 11, 2011, dialogue was convened by Punxsutawney Mayor James Werhle and led by Mr. Robert Fleming of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.
Twenty-six participants attended the meeting, including IUP faculty members and administrators, community and county officials, local citizens, chamber of commerce and school board officials, members of the Punxsutawney clergy, and local and state law enforcement officials.
The ninety-minute dialogue constructively focused upon the positive and challenging experiences of persons of color and disability within the Punxsutawney community and reaffirmed agreement on environmental management strategies in proactive support of social equity.
Mr. Fleming then hosted the weekly Six O’Clock Series presentation addressing social equity and equal opportunity within the community.
For more information about the outcomes of the interactive community meeting and social equity actions in progress, contact Terry Appolonia, dean of IUP Punxsutawney.