We Are Initiative


The current events in our country and around the world are just the most recent reminder that we all experience the world in very different ways. Penn State Alumni Chapters in Atlanta, Washington DC, New York City, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia and each city’s respective African American Alumni Organizations (AAAOs) are beginning the We Are Initiative. The We Are Initiative is a collaboration amongst our local alumni groups to focus our efforts on diversity, equity, & inclusion.

The first event in this series is centered around starting honest conversation around race relations and how it pertains to our respective groups. The event will feature the Presidents of each Chapter and AAAO and will be moderated by Dr. Cynthia Young, Penn State African American Studies Department Head. WE ARE is more than a cheer! It’s a creed, a promise to all, that WE ARE in this together! We cannot say WE ARE without everyone.

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