Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture – Feb. 9th, 5:30pm
Henry Louis Gates Jr. will be in conversation with Karla Slocum, director of UNC’s Institute of African American Research on “The Legacy of Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow.” Register Here
Honors Carolina Structures of Inequality Lecture Series
In the fall, Honors Carolina kicked off an ongoing examination of Systems of Inequality with a series of programs on structural racism. This semester, we will turn our attention to related questions of bias and discrimination. Topics will range from equity in the media to the rural-urban divide, college access, and mental health.
As a professor, clinical pharmacist, published author, and distinguished speaker, Dr. Clark will share a historical review of the contributions of African American women in pharmacy and an early analysis of the way early African American pharmacy schools impacted health disparities.
This presentation will feature vignettes of the first Black graduates from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the role of segregation in their experiences. Speakers: Dr. Gregory Bond, Christian Brown, Dr. Ben Urick
Teaching Fellow Seminar Series
Each year the UNC North Carolina Teaching Fellows plan a seminar series surrounding a theme chosen the year before derived from our four pillars that ground the enrichment experiences within the UNC NC Teaching Fellows program. The four pillars include Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Equity and Diversity, Experiential Education, and Educator Leadership and guide the development of the UNC Teaching Fellows Community of Learners. The theme for the 2020-2021 academic year is Diversity in Schools: Cultural, Ethnic, and Racial. See below for the remaining lectures within the series.
If interested in attending, please RSVP by 5PM on the day of the event to Tammy Siler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 17th, 2020, 6:30-7:30PM ~ Dr. Dana Griffin, Associate Professor and Dean’s Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Education ~ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Pre-Service and In-service Educators
March 17th, 2020, 6:30-7:30PM ~ Dr. Cathy Kea, Professor of Special Education, North Carolina A&T University, College of Education ~Culturally Responsive Teaching
Defining Racial Justice in the 21st Century: Competing Perspectives and Shared Goals – Feb. 23rd, 5:30pm
For their upcoming Abbey Speaker Series online event, the UNC Program for Public Discourse and the Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies are bringing together a panel of Black academic, journalistic, religious, and political leaders, including NC State Senator Valerie Foushee, for a discussion on racial justice. The moderator is New York Times columnist and CBS News political analyst Jamelle Bouie. The event is online, and registration is free and open to all. Anyone interested in attending can register using this link: https://go.unc.edu/RacialJustice21st
Please note, if any faculty are interested in incorporating this event into their curriculum, we can pre-register your classes. All you need to do is send a list with your students’ UNC email, First Name, and Last Name to Jonathan Nichols at email@example.com. Screenshots are acceptable.
The third event in the R3 series, “ARTivism: Using Arts-based Scholarship to Interrogate and Dismantle Racism,” will be moderated by Dr. Travis Albritton, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the School of Social Work. The arts can help us better understand systems of oppression and their impacts, challenge white supremacy, foster dialogue around race and racism, and advance racial equity. This event will highlight work by UNC scholars and current and former graduate students to do just that through a variety of artistic genres, including performance, storytelling, music, painting, and photography. We are also honored to include a spoken word performance by Chapel Hill’s inaugural Poet Laureate, CJ Suitt. To register: Click here
GlobalMindED 2020 – This GlobalMindED YouTube channel has over 90 DEI webinars primarily led by leaders of color with panelists from a variety of backgrounds.
DEI Book Club
Our next meeting will be Friday, February 19th, 12pm – 2pm.
Rosa Parks was not the first person to refuse to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, AL. On March 2, 1955, in Montgomery, AL, at just 15 years old, Claudette Colvin defied the directions of the bus driver who asked her to get up so a white woman could sit. Click here to listen to a brief clip of Claudette Colvin telling her story: Claudette Colvin- “I had to make a stand for justice.” I share this because she, at just 15 years old, and at a time where the consequences of defiance could mean death, took a stand against racism and racist practices. We continue to exist in a world where these racist practices and policies continue to dominate. As Dr. Kent Butler said last week during his presentation, “the signs that existed during Jim Crow which designated ‘Whites Only’ and ‘Coloreds Only’ still exist; they are just invisible.” I ask all of you to reflect how these invisible signs, which continue to cause harm toward our oppressed populations, exist in the school of education, our university, and our communities. How will you make a stand for justice?