Events

Equity Symposium Speakers

Dr. John Jackson headshot

February 3, 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Nikole Hannah-Jones
New York Times Magazine Staff Writer, 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow

Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow (one of only 24 people, globally) for her writing on modern day civil rights for The New York Times Magazine. Her widely read articles on segregated housing and schools, as well as her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America, expose how racial inequality is maintained through official policy. They also offer a compelling case for greater equity. Read more about Nicole Hannah-Jones here.

 


Valerie Silva headshot

February 3, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Robin DiAngelo, PhD
Racial and Social Justice Educator

Robin J. DiAngelo is an American academic, lecturer, and author working in the fields of critical discourse analysis and whiteness studies. She formerly served as a tenured professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University and currently is a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington's School of Social Work, from which she has received two Student’s Choice Awards for Educator of the Year. Read more about Robin DiAngelo here.

 

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