BU Diversity & Inclusion Fall 2019 Events

What is Race?

Eduardo Bonilla Silva
Professor of Sociology, Duke University

What is race and what does it mean? Dr. Bonilla-Silva will unpack the constructs, categories, and identities that inform our understanding of race and explain how racialized social systems have influence inside academia.

Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: 775 Commonwealth Ave., George Sherman Union Auditorium, Room 226

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Intersectional Identities and Race 

Kimberlé Crenshaw
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School and University of California at Los Angeles

Legal scholar Crenshaw will speak on her groundbreaking and influential work on intersectionality.  Focusing on the significance for feminist activism, legal thought, and efforts towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Date: October 21, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 595 Commonwealth Ave., Questrom Auditorium, 1st flr.

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The Politics of Race and Health

Jonathan Metzl
Professor & Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University

Dr. Metzl will combine psychiatric insight and data analysis to address the phenomenon in which racial resentment among white voters has often led to outcomes that harm the very people who embrace those policies.

Date:  November 4, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm
Location:  72 E. Concord St., Keefer Auditorium

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The Role of Race in Our Work: Followup to Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

As a follow up to the lecture given by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, we will have a training on the importance of race identity in our classrooms and in our departments. This workshop is open to both faculty and staff and is capped at 40 attendees. Lunch will be provided.

Date: September 30, 2019
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 72 E. Concord St., Deans Conference Room #R112

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The Role of Intersectionality in Our Work: Followup to Kimberlè Crenshaw

As a follow up to the lecture given by Kimberlè Crenshaw, we will have a training on the importance of intersectionality in our classrooms and in our departments.  This workshop is open to both faculty and staff and is capped at 40 attendees. Lunch will be provided.

Date: October 28, 2019
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 72 E. Concord St., Deans Conference Room #R112

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Reflective Discussion of the Book, Dying of Whiteness

As a follow up to the lecture given by Dr. Metzl, we will discuss pertinent content and ideas in this reading as it relates to our shared work. This workshop is open to both faculty and staff. Lunch will be provided.

Date: November 18, 2019
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 72 E. Concord St., Deans Conference Room #R112

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Role of Trigger and Trauma in Our Work 

Please join us for a workshop focused on better practices aimed at decreasing triggers when teaching and working with students and staff who may have experienced traumas. This workshop is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost, Diversity & Inclusion and the Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center.

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location:  72 E. Concord St., Deans Conference Room #R112

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