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Pelton on Leading During COVID-19, Systemic Racism: Basic Black

President Lee Pelton joined higher education presidents of color Valerie Roberson (Roxbury Community College), Lynn Wooten (Simmons University), and MassArt Acting President Kymberly Pinder in conversation with Callie Crossley on GBH’s Basic Black program to discuss leading during the pandemic and systemic racism.

Pelton discusses his community letter in regards to George Floyd’s murder, the “triple pandemic” of COVID-19, race, and economic devastation, and the work on campus of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) organizations to chart the future for a more equitable Emerson.

View or listen to the segment on GBH.

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