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Due to the ongoing concerns about Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), and the impact from travel restrictions and need for physical distancing, the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) that was scheduled to take place May 26-30, 2020, in New York City has been cancelled. This extraordinary and heartbreaking decision is responsive to the urgings of health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) who have declared a pandemic. We have a clear need to be responsible to the biological realities of this virus. The health and wellbeing of the NCORE community is our primary concern. 

NCORE is more than a conference. For more than thirty years, NCORE has held space for personal and professional transformations that have profoundly shaped the lives and relationships of those who have come to call NCORE home. Together, we have built a supportive and vibrant national network of practitioners and change agents who are deeply committed to consciousness raising and taking action in the service of social justice to transform our institutions. The strength of community will carry us forward through this difficult time as we collectively face up to the challenges of this global pandemic. 

Though we must remain physically distant, we are working to develop an online event which will be held at the end of May. Please plan to join us online as we gather to address critically important social justice issues at the intersections of our beautiful spectrum of identities. 

Thank you to our registrants, sponsors, suppliers, exhibitors, presenters, vendors, and everyone that has worked so hard each year to make NCORE a comprehensive conference.


Dr. Belinda Biscoe
Interim Senior Associate Vice President, University Outreach

Dr. Jane Irungu
Executive Director, Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies 


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