On January 21, 2021, the Interclub Council (ICC) hosted a Conference on Race and the Eating Clubs. The conference was open to all undergraduates regardless of class or eating club affiliation to attend and approximately 120 students participated in the event. The purpose of the event was to address a number of topics surrounding diversity, inclusion, and issues of implicit bias in the clubs both today and throughout the history of our presence at Princeton.
The conference began with a presentation by Georgetown professor and award-winning author, and Princeton alumnus Dr. Michael Eric Dyson followed by a Q&A session.
The opening session was followed by professionally moderated breakout sessions where participants were given an opportunity to share their experiences with the clubs and discuss ways in which the Street can become more inclusive. Club members were then encouraged to join moderated, club-specific sessions where members discuss actionable steps that their clubs can begin to take.