Internationally recognized scholar, author, and public advocate Davarian L. Baldwin, Ph.D., presents "Beyond Diversity and Inclusion: Rethinking the Community Engagement Mission of Higher Education," in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Guided by his latest book, "In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower," Baldwin will discuss how the current higher education model of diversity and inclusion has and has not served its mission of community engagement. He is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Founding Director of the Smart Cities Research Lab at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. His presentation is Ohio Wesleyan's 2023-2024 Butler A. Jones Lecture, established in 1995 in honor of Jones, Ph.D., a former university professor. In contributing to the quest for equality among races, Jones submitted 10 briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving equal treatment of all citizens. The annual lecture is organized by OWU's Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Social Justice Program. Admission is free. Learn more at