January 27, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual via Zoom
Issues of social justice and equality have made their way to the headlines this past year, due in large part to the summer’s Black Lives Matter protests and the ongoing health disparities brought to light by the pandemic. But these are not new issues, nor will they go away after they fade from the news.
UMass Amherst remains committed to addressing social justice issues and improving equity on and beyond campus.
In line with this commitment, join us for a virtual panel discussion with UMass faculty and alumni working to promote anti-racism and social justice.
Attendees will learn about:
- Anti-racism and social justice teaching and research at UMass
- Opportunities to access and leverage this body of work to affect change
- Barriers and challenges
- Student engagement and activism
Our panelists will also share personal accounts of why they are on the frontline of the social justice fight and provide a literary recommendation that has influenced them most.
All are invited and encouraged to submit questions for discussion upon registering; the panel will do their best to answer as many questions as possible in the time allotted.