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Invitation to Attend the Teach-In on Race, Friday, October 12

Dear Emerson Community,

I am writing to invite you to attend the Teach-In on Race on Friday, October 12, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm starting in the Cutler Majestic Theatre and continuing in other campus locations throughout the day.  This important event includes a series of panels with students, faculty, and special guests, to encourage meaningful discussion and dialogue around issues of race and racism.

The event begins with a keynote address titled “A Conversation on Racial Justice, Campus Dissent, and Practicing Accountability,” presented by guest speaker Rachel Kuo, a Contributing Writer for Everyday Feminism and a scholar and educator in New York City, researching digital technologies and racial justice movements.  (Doors open at 9:00 am, with “opening notes” by the SkinTones beginning at 9:45 am).

With support from Academic Affairs, the Social Justice Center, Writing, Literature and Publishing Associate Professor Jabari Asim, and a dedicated advisory group of students, faculty, and staff, a wonderfully robust program has been developed that underscores our steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion at Emerson. We know that it is through the diversity of people and ideas that we can achieve the highest levels of success both individually and as a community.

I hope you will make time to attend any or all of the sessions of the Teach-In on Race next Friday. A full schedule is available here.


Lee Pelton

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