Past Events

Apr21

The Next System and the Academy: Systemic Crises, Movements, and Change in the 2020s

What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of transition?

Center for Social Science Research

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Online

What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of systemic crisis, decay, rebuilding, and transition? Join us for a meaningful discussion among leading policymakers, innovators, community organizers, and academics working to prepare our society for a transition to a more democratic, sustainable, and fair political and economic system. Featuring keynote U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (2nd CD, WI), Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson), Dr. Gar Alperovitz (Democracy Collaborative), Dr. Amy Best (George Mason University), Dr. Diane Fujino (UC Santa Barbara), Peter Knowlton (UE General President, retired), Dr. Ben Manski (George Mason University), and Mike Strode (U.S. Solidarity Economy Network). This is an Earth Week Event sponsored by the Center for Social Science Research, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Democratizing NOVA project at George Mason University, with support from many partners.

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Apr14

On Racial Injustice and Restorative Action: A Conversation with Spencer Crew and Derrick Johnson moderated by Stefan Wheelock.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

On Racial Injustice and Restorative Action: A Conversation with Spencer Crew and Derrick Johnson moderated by Stefan Wheelock.” A virtual event sponsored by the GMU Center for Humanities Research, this discussion will celebrate the life and work of Mason’s preeminent public historian and former director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Spencer Crew. Dr. Crew and NAACP President Derrick Johnson will dialogue about the lessons we might learn from America’s racial past while offering strategies for restorative justice in an era of racial hostilities.

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Feb25

Sojourner Truth Lecture: Politics and Protest

African and African American Studies

Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

This panel discussion will examine the power of politics and protest as collaborative pathways in the pursuit of justice. This event features Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, consultant and former chair of the Maryland Democratic Party and Aja Clark, activist and social justice educator. Discussion will be moderated by Yevette Richards Jordan, faculty member in the Women and Gender Studies Program and the Department of History and Art History. Special meet and greet sessions will be available for students, staff, and faculty.  

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