More Than Words: In Conversation with the Language Of Racial and Social Justice-Making


The event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 2nd, 12-1:30pm on Zoom. If you previously registered for the event, we kindly ask that you confirm whether or not you can attend the event on the new date on this Google form.


Commitments to the work that connects diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging/justice, anti-racism, anti-Blackness, anti-white supremacy and abolition work, are deep and rich. Each of these terms also have motivations and genealogies. Join us in a discussion focused on unpacking the relationships between these frameworks and how they help us better understand and situate the work and the questions that they generate. When we think about the relationships that we hope to foster with and between students, how do we use these frameworks to inform our practice? How do these frameworks evolve and enhance our already hard earned/created work? Or realize that we might move our practice forward in new and different ways of being? What kinds of knowledge are best revealed through each of these different frameworks?

Moderator & Panelists

Discussion moderated by Maggie Hunter, Senior Director, Centers For Educational Justice & Community Engagement

  • Panelists:
    • Amani Allen, Professor of Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology, School of Public Health
    • Dania Matos, Vice Chancellor, Equity & Inclusion
    • Mel Chen, Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and Director for the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture
    • Phenocia Bauerle, Director, Native American Student Development


All are welcome. We will be recording and capturing insights and suggestions for participants and those who can’t make it.

Feel free to email questions ahead of time to Amy Scharfor request accommodations by contacting the Office of Disability Access and Compliance

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Sponsored by The American Cultures (AC) Center; The Centers for Educational Justice and Community Engagement (EJCE); The Center for Teaching and Learning; The Division of Equity and Inclusion; The Multicultural Community Center (MCC)