North Carolina Civility Summit
Student Involvement and Leadership, in collaboration with Intercultural Affairs, Black
Student Union, Student Activities Board, Student Government Association, and Civility Committee, hosted the first NC Civility Summit in 2016. The program is aimed at promoting understanding and positive change on East Carolina University’s campus and beyond. The 2016 Summit featured a keynote by Opal Tometi, executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Ndaba Mandela, grandson of the
late Nelson Mandela and co-founder and co-chairman of the Africa Rising
Foundation opened the 2017 event.
In addition to the keynote speech, the Civility Summit provides opportunities for student,
faculty, staff, and community member attendees from the state and region to
engage in conversations about civility and how it intersects with topics such
as activism, race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and global
affairs. The over-arching goal of the event is for these conversations to fuel
participants’ desires to make changes in themselves which would aid their work
in becoming positive change agents.