The above artwork titled "Continuity" is provided by Gregory Frederick.
Beyond The Dream began with a small committee in 2016-2017 with keynote speaker Dr. Cornel West, an American philosopher, political activist and public intellectual. After having wonderful success with that event, several offices and divisions teamed up to keep the dialogue going. Since 2018, the committee has been chaired by the Chief Diversity and Belonging Officer, Jennifer McCary, and has representation of various Deans, faculty, staff, administrators and student leaders. The programs have expanded to extend over the entire spring semester, with some years beginning late fall.
The Beyond the Dream series, sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Belonging, Division of Student Affairs, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, BGSU Firelands and University Libraries, highlights different cultures across Bowling Green's campuses through multiple academic conferences, musicians and guest speakers. Keynote speakers, Kyrsten Stuckey, Eddie Glaude Jr. and Clarence and Monet Daniels, bring unique perspectives to this series.