Events & Programs
E&I collaborates across the Law School and University on a wide-range of events. In the Summer of 2020, E&I launched the Achieving Racial Justice Series, in collaboration with the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice and the Toll Public Interest Center. The series will continue throughout the year, in partnership with colleagues across the Law School, focusing on bringing together leading scholars, practitioners, and activists to engage in solution-oriented analysis of long-standing systemic inequity.
In addition, numerous members of our community – from students to staff and faculty are continuously adding to the rich tapestry of events focused on every measure of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Many are highlighted here.
E&I is eager to collaborate with campus and community partners - offering planning and, in some cases, financial support to help advance equity and inclusion through community education. We invite all who are developing events or programs that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion to share details with us here so that we can include them on this listing.
June 15th, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 202111:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT Revisting Reform: Taking Stock One Year Later
March 8th, 2021
Monday, March 8, 20215:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST Examining the Current Escalation of Anti-Asian Racism with Cecillia WangThe Law School community convened a conversation that explored the history of anti-Asian violence, examine its grim escalation, and discuss opportunities to support impacted communities. Cecillia Wang, deputy legal director at the national ACLU, director of the Center for Democracy, and a leading advocate in the fight to end racist scapegoating and anti-Asian discrimination, shares her expertise as we examine the root causes of this hate and violence and work to advance equity and justice.Virtual via Zoom
January 27th, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 202112:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Rescuing 911: Opportunities for Reform in Police DispatchAmid ongoing calls for reform to address systemic racism in our communities, our 911 operators continue to receive about 500,000 calls each day. These operators are the first of our first responders. The information they gather, what they transmit, and the way they transmit it can have a meaningful impact on how police respond to calls for help from our communities. And as the recent killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia shows, the manner in which police get dispatched to an encounter with a community member can critically shape how it ends.
Watch recording here