Wednesday May 19, 2021
Theme: Commitment to Sustained Action Through Letter Writing
7:00 - 8:00 PM EST
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Human Rights Film+Series: Hidden
7:00 - 9:00 PM EST
UConn Human Rights Film+Series in partnership with PBS Frontline presents Hidden by Heejoo Kim, UConn Digital Media and Design Faculty.
Please join us for a virtual film screening followed by an engaged dialogue with the filmmaker and community partners.
About the Film: Hidden is an experimental animated documentary film intended to reveal the hidden physical and emotional crisis of elder abuse by presenting a personal experience of impairment and exploitation, based on real stories of people with dementia. While physical abuse is the most talked-about type of abuse in elder abuse, this film demonstrates more subtle forms of caregiver neglect and self-abuse due to fear or loss of confidence. It also goes beyond the symptoms of the problem to include a happy ending, when the main character discovers that her friendships and experiences are more important than her belongings or her memory loss.
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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During this event we delve deep on the gender pay gap and the inequities in engineering.
During this event we learned how to relieve stress and anxiety, balance emotions, gain motivation, etc...
We read and discussed an excerpt from the book 'Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent'.
We discussed the disproportionate tendency of minors and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds to become incarcerated and education inequities. Here is the link to access the video watched during the event: CLICK HERE
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.