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The Future of HBCUs in the COVID Era

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The Aspen Partnership for an Inclusive Economy (APIE), College Excellence Program (CEP) and Weave: The Social Fabric Project is proud to present The Future of HBCUs in the COVID Era,  a three-part digital series that explores the historic lack of investment in HBCUs, the unique challenges they face in the pandemic, and how we can create a more equitable future for our young people. 

Please join us for a series of conversations with the country’s leading HBCU presidents, higher education experts, alumni and students, which will kick off during National HBCU Week. **All events will premiere at the below times and recordings will be available on this page**

Thursday, September 24, 11am EST 

• Dan Porterfield, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
• Frederick J. Riley, Executive Director, Weave: The Social Fabric Project, The Aspen Institute
• Virgil Parker, Howard University student and 2020-21 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar

Tuesday, September 29, 11am EST 

• Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, President, Spelman College
• Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College
• Virgil Parker, Howard University student and 2020-21 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar
• Frederick J. Riley, Executive Director, Weave: The Social Fabric Project, The Aspen Institute (moderating) 

Thursday, October 1, 11am EST

• Suzanne Elise Walsh, President, Bennett College
• Ronald Mason, Jr., President, University of the District of Columbia
• Frederick J. Riley, Executive Director, Weave: The Social Fabric Project, The Aspen Institute (moderating) 

The Future of HBCUs in the COVID Era is part of In Focus, a new multimedia series from the Aspen Institute that brings clear, diverse perspectives to the challenges shaping our society during a historic period of change and uncertainty. This series unites the Aspen Institute’s leading policy experts with our networks that span grassroots organizers, CEOs, student activists, and national lawmakers. Together, we’re showcasing new ideas, untold stories, and bringing the issues behind the headlines into focus.

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