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Community Conversations

The Community Conversations series was created June 2020 in response to cases of anti-Black racism, police brutality, and systemic inequality in our country. SEAS and the FAS Division of Science have partnered to create space for members of our community to discuss racial injustice and the strategies to address it as individuals, as well as an institution. In addition to these larger scale discussions, we will also facilitate smaller group conversations for our community. 

Celebrating the Legacy of Juneteenth - June 26, 2020

Keynote Speaker: Dimitry Anselme, Executive Program Director, Facing History and Ourselves

Two Pandemics - June 2, 2020

Community Conversations: Two Pandemics

SEAS and the FAS Division of Science hosted a virtual panel and Q&A to discuss racial injustice, dealing with racial trauma, and strategies for change. The panel was moderated by Dr. Alexis J. Stokes, Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at SEAS.


Dr. Ande Durojaiye, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Northern Kentucky University

Dr. Evelynn Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Dr. Tiffany Pogue, Assistant Professor of Education, Albany State University

Dr. Tracy Robinson-Wood, Professor of Applied Psychology, Bouve College of Health Science, Northeastern University

Books recommended by panelists:

1. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

2. Too Much Schooling, Too Little Education: A Paradox of Black Life in White Societies by Mwalimu Shujaa

3. Evidence of Things Not Seen by James Baldwin

4. Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire