Dear Emerson Community,
I am writing to invite you to attend the Teach-In on Race on Friday, October 18, from 9:45 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 “Race to the Future: Rethinking Innovation, Inequity, and Imagination in Everyday Life,” presented by guest speaker Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies, Princeton University, who studies the social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine, race and citizenship, knowledge and power.
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.