Reflections on the Past and Leading in the Present
In many ways, America’s universities are microcosms of the country as a whole: They showcase our nation’s strengths but also reflect our weaknesses. There is a complicated history when it comes to issues of race on America’s campuses, where academia, culture, and social justice intersect.
The racial history of higher education still reverberates today. We can see this in the access, retention, and success of students who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). What roles and responsibilities do students, faculty, and staff have when it comes to fighting racism within higher education? And how has student activism helped to address racism and other social injustices throughout the years?
In this session, our panel will cover historical and contemporary Black student activism, the history of the Ivy League and Black America, and the ways university leaders and students can work together to achieve equity and social justice aims.
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