PEOPLE: Diversity & Inclusion SUNY College of Optometry to Host Panel June 22 - Race and Optometry: Where Are We Now? By Staff Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—SUNY College of Optometry's Office of Continuing Professional Education will host another webinar this week on June 22 to explore the topic of race in optometry. For the last two years, the group has hosted sessions which took a hard look at the experiences of Black optometrists s students, residents, faculty and practitioners, with a goal of fostering a dialogue that would lead to changes in optometric education and in the eyecare industry. This week's webinar, in conjunction with the Juneteenth celebration, brings back many previous participants to discuss whether substantive improvements have been made and where additional efforts are needed. Panelists include: Easy AnyamaPresident – American Optometric Student Association4th year Student – University of Houston, College of Optometry Dr. Lori GroverIncoming Chair – Diversity, and Equity – American Optometric Association Board Dr. Joy HarewoodDirector – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging – SUNY College of Optometry Dr. David HeathPresident – SUNY College of Optometry Dr. Cynthia HeardChair – Diversity Task Force – American Optometric Association Dr. Edward “Larry” JonesPresident – National Optometric Association Dr. Edwin C. MarshallProfessor Emeritus – Optometry and Public HealthPast Vice President – Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, Indiana University Dr. Chinelo OnyeadorPresident – National Optometric Student AssociationIncoming Ocular Disease Resident – Huntington VA Dr. Ruth ShogeChair – ASCO’s Diversity and Cultural Competency Committee Dr. Adam RamseyCo-founder – Black Eyecare Perspective The webinar, set for 7:00 p.m. EST, has a capacity of 1,000 attendees only. The registration link is here. Those not able to attend the Zoom stream can visit the SUNY Optometry Facebook live stream Link at https://www.facebook.com/SUNYCPE/. The webinar will be recorded and made available afterward on the SUNY CPE website.