Wednesday December 9, 2020
Understanding Hierarchies through an excerpt from Caste
Read Together 5:30 - 6:00 PM (or on your own prior)
Conversation 6:15 - 7:15 PM
Thursday December 3, 2020
7:30 - 8:15 PM EDT
The Black Excellence at Unilever (BE U) Group Presents: No More Hidden Figures
Join 3 UConn Engineering Alum (Mikayla Alexandra, Kia Huggan, and Stephany Santos), among others, for a panel conversation!
Friday December 18, 2020
2-3 PM EDT
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Presents: Black Engineering Faculty Speak
Black Engineering Faculty Speak was created in response to the numerous injustices that have taken place in our nation against Black people, and to address racial equity and social justice in the STEM academy. It was inspired by a desire for change after the George Floyd killing, and the hashtag BlackInTheIvory went viral on Twitter.
2 PM EDT
Join an anti-racist book club hosted by the John Lof Leadership Academy (based in the School of Engineering at UConn)
Next book starts December 8th!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get involved!
The School of Engineering is hosting "SOE Reads" beginning with the book How to be Anti-Racist. Join the group and conversation here: https://www.engr.uconn.edu/soe-reads/
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We hosted a virtual meet & greet for first generation undergraduate, graduate students, staff and faculty on a new platform called Toucan.events
We watched an excerpt from the famous James Baldwin debate with William F Buckley, followed by an inspirational group discussion. Here are the slides from the event: CommunityConversation_10-28-20
We watched the very eye-opening and powerful interview by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the book How to Be Antiracist, followed by an engaging and invigorating group discussion. Here are the slides from the event: CommunityConversation_9-30-20
June 23, 2020 June 30, 2020
Please continue to refer and update the Anti-Racist Action Planner Worksheet
Please read our letter to learn more about the history of Juneteenth, and how you/we can honor and celebrate this important holiday: JuneteenthNotice
We had a great conversation on June 11th, and would like to continue the conversation on 6/16/20 at 5:00 PM. In this Community Conversation, we would like to pull quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail and discuss how it applies today and at UConn. Even if you didn't join last time, please join us this time. If possible, please read or re-read this letter prior to attending (this will take ~30-40 minutes). If you don't read it, please come anyway.
Please RSVP here at any time prior to the event. A Zoom link will be sent on June 16th to join.
The Mansfield COR (Conversation on Race) is hosting a Racial Justice Candlelight Vigil at 8:00 PM at the Central Green in the Storrs Center/Downtown Storrs. There is also a solidarity walk afterwards.
Today is Justin Niezrecki's birthday. Justin was an incredible and loving engineering student who we lost December 2019. He wanted people to love and be active socially and politically. The Niezrecki family is hosting a movie night with a screening of:
Visit this page for a virtual movie ticket or to donate to the scholarship
We are providing a space to process your thoughts from June 10th (and beyond) and hosting a discussion of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail at 11:00 AM. If possible, please read or re-read this letter prior to attending (this will take ~30-40 minutes). If you don't read it, please come anyway.
Please RSVP here to join us, and we will send you the link to our virtual conversation
Here are our excerpts and discussion points: MLK - Letter From a Birmingham Jail - Discussion starter
Here are the slides from this event: CommunityConversation2-MLK Letter_V2
Wednesday June 10th
We stand in solidarity with the movement #shutdownacademia and #shutdownstem, (this link also has resources and guidelines for Healing from Anti-Black Racism) which is calling for all meetings, research and "business as usual to be canceled." We commit to cancelling our business as usual meetings, and encourage you to do the same.
Please take some time to revisit or create your individual action plan, and check out resources such as this list
The group COR (Conversation on Race) Mansfield is hosting an Anti-Racism Demonstration 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the Community Parking Lot on Rt. 195/Rt. 89 in Mansfield, CT. Instructions are to:
Here are resources for protesting:
Here are our slides: EDOC Community Conversation 1
Here is the Individual Action Plan Worksheet we shared.