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The Office of EISJ Teach-in and Processing Session in Response to the Chauvin Verdict

Following the verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial for the murder of George Floyd, the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice announced a series of university responses, including a faculty-led teach-in. We are proud to collaborate with our faculty from many disciplines across the university to present the teach-in tomorrow, Thursday April 29th.

The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice will also host a processing session on April 30th, as a way to help us heal, build community, and create change. We invite you to learn more and sign up below. 

Teach-In, Thursday, April 29

  • 9:30 AM: Opening Remarks
  • 10:00 AM: An Anti-Racist Economic Rights Frame to Neuter White Supremacy with Darrick Hamilton, Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, and founding director of the Institute on Race and Political Economy; Postdoctoral Fellow Grieve Chelwa; and Melanie Hart, Senior Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice and Chief Diversity Officer
  • 11:00 AM: A Declaration and Affirmation of Love for Black People with Dr. Daniel Bernard Roumain, faculty member, College of Performing Arts
  • 12:00 PM: Undoing Racism and Invisibility: Decolonizing Pedagogy and University Systems with Dr. Lei Ping, Assistant Professor of China Studies; Dr. Pani Farvid, Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology; and Laura Cronk, Assistant Professor of Writing 
  • 1:00 PM: Community of Care, a processing circle with Tamara Oyola-Santiago, Senior Director, Institute for Transformative Mentoring; and William Evans, Co-Director, Institute for Transformative Mentoring
  • 3:00 PM: Addressing Implicit Bias: The Role of Storytelling and Story-keeping with Toya Lillard, faculty member, School of Drama

Processing Session, Friday, April 30

  • 12:00 PM: EISJ Processing Session

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