• Commitment to Community (C2C)

    Commitment to Community (C2C) is a university-wide diversity initiatives committee of students, faculty, and staff. The committee invites all interested members of the campus community to participate; however, it draws its officers largely from undergraduate students, and from faculty and staff from the diversity initiatives steering committee (DISC). Our mission is to foster diversity awareness, knowledge, and understanding through discussion, dialogue and community building. C2C members are committed to create and support individual/institutional change for equity and justice in the many ways we relate, learn and live in our various communities inside and outside of Hamline University.

    C2C Events:

    Commitment to Community Keynote Address 2017 

    “Poster Child” - Kemba Smith   

    Thursday Sept. 28th, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm - Hamline Church United Methodist (1514 Englewood Ave.)

    Kemba Smith will discuss her journey from college student to drug dealer’s girlfriend to domestic violence victim to federal prisoner to a career in advocacy. Come hear Kemba Smith's powerful story of overcoming and prospering against all odds and how she became the Poster Child and advocate, urging the need for criminal justice reform in the U.S.   

    Kemba Smith is a national and international public speaker, author, domestic violence spokesperson, and criminal justice advocate. She is a popular speaker at colleges, universities, high schools, juvenile facilities, churches and national conferences around the nation. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her courage and determination to educate the public about the devastating consequences of current drug policies and for her commitment in serving young people. She started the Kemba Smith Foundation to advocate,educate, and assist those wrongful incarcerated or with lengthy prison sentences. 

    REBROADCAST DATES: Bush Memorial Library 202, on: Monday October 2nd 4-5pm; Monday October 9th, 4:30-5:30pm and Thursday October 12th 11:30-12:30 pm. 

    The Commitment to Community Keynote Address in the church will require a ticket, and is followed by Q&A and book signing with Kemba Smith. For tickets please see the FAQs. [Simulcast Locations: Anderson Center 111/112]  

    Current Members:

    t. aaron hans Acting Director Diversity Initiatives - tahans@hamline.edu
    Sara Antony  - student  -  
    Alisha Bowen  
    student  -   
    Molly Doran - staff - mdoran03@hamline.edu 
    Ikram Mohamud  student -  
    Jim Scheibel - faculty - jscheibel01@hamline.edu
    Jane Turk - staff -  jturk02@hamline.edu