New York University
Racial Justice: Why?
October 8, 2020 at 7pm CT / 8pm ET
Dehlia Umunna - Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
Jennifer Lackey - Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University
Tony Lin - Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Research at New York Theological Seminary
At this moment, the intensified movement for racial justice has brought the need for systemic transformation into the mainstream. Yet, amidst the influx of information and many calls to action, we believe there can be more dialogue in the space of dreaming forward and imagining a more just and loving future. In this forum, we look to deepen our reflections as individuals and as people in community with one another in higher education. Questions we seek to explore: What role do academic institutions play, if at all, in the pursuit of racial justice? How might we, as members in an academic community, engage in meaningful dialogue and action with each other and in our other communities?
Hosted by teams at New York University, Harvard Law School, and Northwestern University, and co-hosted by teams at University of California, Berkeley and Brown University.