Tufts University Forum on Race, Inequality and Action

Feb. 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – noon, Gantcher Center,
Medford/Somerville Campus

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy in collaboration with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service

On Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, students, faculty and staff on all three Tufts campuses joined together in exploring a range of critical issues surrounding race, inequality and action.

With significant campus and national activity in response to the Brown and Garner grand jury decisions, Tufts is committed to taking an academic approach to engaging its community. There is a need at the university and across the country to understand what has happened, how responses have varied across individuals and groups, what the critical underlying issues are, and what can be done to advance our society so that similar situations do not happen again.

With the active engagement of students, faculty and staff, we have organized this forum consisting of two panel discussions, each followed by a Q&A session, and an open Q&A session.  There are topics, disciplinary perspectives and voices that cannot be covered in this single event.  The goal is to use this forum to initiate an ongoing conversation on these issues.  Read coverage of this event in Tufts Now or the list of related material.

Discussion Topics and Panelists from Feb. 25, 2015 forum:

Racialized Violence: Public Policy and Civil Rights for a New Generation

Peniel Joseph Peniel Joseph
Professor of History, School of Arts and Sciences
Founding Director, Tufts’ Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
Kendra Field Kendra Field
Assistant Professor, History
School of Arts and Science
Helen Marrow Helen Marrow
Assistant Professor, Sociology
School of Arts and Sciences

Inequality and Action: Encouraging and Empowring Communication and Social Change

Joyce A. Sackey Joyce Sackey
Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health
Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Heather Curtis Heather Curtis
Associate Professor, Religion
School of Arts and Sciences
Pearl Robinson
Associate Professor, Political Science
School of Arts and Sciences