Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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.
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.
April 12, 2021, 7:00 AM to April 16, 2021, 11:55 PM
Virtual via Zoom
This event is hosted to help raise awareness about various social concerns. In addition, this initiative also aims to help connect Mason community members to community organizations and/or Mason resources doing work in these social concern areas.
Members of the Anti-Racism Inclusive Excellence Taskforce, along with President Gregory Washington, invite your participation in the second of two virtual town hall meetings from 2:30 - 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 4.
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.
Members of The Anti-Racism Inclusive Excellence Taskforce, along with President Gregory Washington, invite your participation in the first of two virtual town hall meetings from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.