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June 2020

eCornell: Anti-Blackness, Racial Equity, & Higher Education: A Call for Change

June 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

EVENT OVERVIEW As America continues to grapple with fundamental questions of inclusion, safety, and justice for people of color, higher education must also ask whether staff, faculty, and students of color are fully empowered to flourish in their institutions. In this discussion, audience members will hear from three of Cornell University’s Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity about the challenges and possibilities for racial equity in higher education.   WHAT YOU'LL LEARN What anti-blackness is and how it functions in higher…

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July 2020

eCornell: Racial Equity in Higher Education: Turning Student Activism Into Real Change

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

EVENT OVERVIEW Over the past several weeks, protest movements have erupted across the country in response to police brutality, enduring systemic racism, and glaring inequality. While most college campuses are currently empty because of the pandemic, they are not exempt from these greater societal issues. Once classes resume, campuses nationwide are likely to become hotbeds for student activism. The confluence of campus closures with social upheaval provides an opportunity for a reset within higher education. University officials can and should…

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eCornell: A Movement, Not a Moment: Addressing Systemic Racism and Building Inclusive Organizations

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

EVENT OVERVIEW America’s long history of racism and its impact on our country have been on stark display in recent weeks. Our collective response to the despicable acts that have sparked prolonged nationwide protests will shape who we are as a nation. Beyond the individual responses of so many who have taken to the streets to make their voices and their frustrations heard, organizations and leaders must act to ensure that this is a movement and not simply a moment.…

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