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Invitation to Teach-In on Race, March 18 & 19

Dear members of the Emerson community,

I am writing to invite you to attend Emerson’s 4th Annual Teach-In on Race, a virtual two-day event on March 18 and 19, 2021. The theme of this year’s event, which is open to the entire Emerson community, is The Year of Living Dangerously: Equity, Self-Care, and the Pursuit of Justice. The event will feature panels with students, faculty, and special guests with the goal of encouraging meaningful discussion around issues of race and racism on campus and beyond. Topics will include: Caring for Yourself and Others, The Art of Survival, Immigration, Organizing for Social Justice, and Disrupting Mass Incarceration. The event begins with a keynote address, titled “1919 and Beyond” presented by guest speaker, Dr. Eve. L. Ewing, a sociologist of education, writer and Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

All Zoom links and event details for panel events are available to Emerson community members. (Participants will have to login (DUO) with your Emerson credentials to view.)

With support from Academic Affairs, the Social Justice Center, the Honors Program, Elma Lewis Distinguished Fellow Professor Jabari Asim, and a dedicated advisory group of students, faculty, and staff, this wonderfully robust program has been developed to underscore Emerson’s steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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 on March 18 and 19, 2021. A full schedule is available here

Lee Pelton

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