Racial inequality, systemic racism, disregard of marginalized identities and unthinkable killings of Black individuals have forced our country to the cusp of monumental change. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a virtual session with author, American attorney and political commentator Bakari Sellers. Continue Reading
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To the Syracuse University Community,
We write to you in the midst of tremendous pain, sorrow, anger and concern. From scenes in Minnesota, Georgia, New York and beyond, we have witnessed horrific images reminding us that the sting of racism and systemic injustice is real.
Dear Members of the Syracuse University Community:
Our academic year has come to a close. I applaud all our graduates on their achievements. They have worked hard, accomplished much, persevered and excelled even in the midst of a health pandemic.
Whether in the midst of a health crisis such as COVID-19 or not, equity eludes many in our global community and is, therefore, a focal point of social justice efforts; American writer, professor and television host Melissa Harris-Perry provides us with her perspective as to why this is and what can be done about it.
March 3 | 6–7:30 pm | Crouse Hinds Hall , Room 010
The call for reparations as a critical element in healing and accountability for state wrongs has mobilized many constituencies across the globe in the past decades. Drawing from the enslavement of Roma on the territory of Romania and anti-Roma collective injustice, Dr. Matache will examine the concept of reparations and focus on translating theory into possible strategies to heal and repair past and present harm and to prevent future wrongdoing.
To bolster faculty diversity, Syracuse University is increasing funding aimed at competitive recruitment of faculty from underrepresented minority groups for open positions. The Diversity Opportunity Hires initiative builds on the University’s existing efforts within the signature and cluster hires programs to encourage additional hiring of teaching and research faculty from underrepresented groups.
“Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection” is on display through March 13 at the Syracuse University Art Galleries in the Shaffer Art Building. The exhibition of 145 photographic images includes work by news photographers working for Underwood & Underwood Publishers, as well prints by noted artists Henri Leighton, Herbert Gehr, Charlotte Brooks and Carl Van Vechten.
The Office of Learning Communities is seeking student feedback for the expansion of the Multicultural Living Learning Community (MLLC). The feedback will provide the Office of Learning Communities with important input as they prepare to expand, which was identified in the recommendations provided by multiple groups of students in the fall semester.