EISJ Office Honors Juneteenth
A message from Melanie Hart, Senior Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice and Chief Diversity Officer
The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice is proud to honor Juneteenth. For the first time in The New School’s history, Juneteenth is now recognized as a university holiday. Additionally, the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice, in collaboration with The Institute on Race and Political Economy, will host an important discussion to honor and recognize the holiday.
While Juneteenth acknowledges the declared end of the legal enslavement of African Americans, its existence challenges us to question: What is freedom to African Americans? To grapple with the legacy of Juneteenth, and the persistent questions regarding the status of African Americans in the United States, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, June 22 at 3pm for an in-depth, transdisciplinary discussion amongst Darrick Hamilton, University Professor and founding director of The Institute on Race and Political Economy; Deva Woodly, Associate Professor Department of Politics and faculty director of the Mellon Initiative for Inclusive Faculty Excellence; and, Melanie Hart, Senior Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice and senior legal and policy advisor for The Institute on Race and Political Economy.
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