Buffie Longmire-Avital serves as panelist and co-presenter for two racial equity events

Longmire-Avital, associate professor of psychology and director of the Black Lumen Project, was a panelist for a national MLK Day event and presented research at AAC&U conference

For the second consecutive year, Elon Associate Professor of psychology Buffie Longmire-Avital served as a featured panelist for the Jewish Federation of North America MLK program. The event titled, “Morning Coffee and Call to Service: Exploring the Intersections of Black and Jewish Identity in America,” was held on Monday, Jan 17 in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Last year, the program began as one of the official Biden-Harris Presidential Inauguration Week events. Longmire-Avital once again joined fellow presenters, Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein and Nate Looney in a discussion of MLK and the Jewish involvement in the civil rights movement.

Dr. Longmire-Avital also presented her work on critical mentoring and the model she developed at the Association of American Colleges and Universities annual meeting. Longmire-Avital and colleagues gave a joint talk titled, “Equity by Design: Overhauling Undergraduate Research Programs and Practices to Center Racial Equity.” The presentation highlighted barriers and best practices to creating sustainable equity in undergraduate research.