Wednesday November 18, 2020
Theme: School to Prison Pipeline and Education Inequities
Watch Together 5:00-6:00 PM (or watch on your own prior)
Conversation 6:15 -7:15 PM
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
Wednesday September 30, 2020
7 pm EDT
Hosted by Diane Wilbon Parks with special guest Grace Cavalieri, Poet Laureate of Maryland
Theme: "The Power of Hope and Light"
Wednesday October 28, 2020
7 pm EDT
Hosted by Brenda Bunting
Theme: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Wednesday October 21, 2020
8 - 9 PM EDT
Join best selling author Dr. Simran Jeet Singh for an interactive workshop.
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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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.