Panel discussion to focus on racial justice

Amid protests nationwide after the death of George Floyd in police custody last month, UWM this week is holding the first in a series of panel discussions about the civil unrest and ways to move forward.

The event, UWM’s Campus Dialogue on Racial Justice, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, via Microsoft Teams. To access the event, click here.

The goal of the event is to foster dialogue around the issues involved and explore ideas for solutions. While this first panel features faculty, future events over the next few weeks will focus on students and staff. Organizers hope to include diverse campus community members.

“Our goal is to create space to reflect and share thoughts and ideas about how we move forward as a campus and as members of the larger community,” said Chia Youyee Vang, associate vice chancellor and professor of history, who will moderate the panel discussion.

Panel participants are:

  • Anika Wilson, associate professor and chair, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies
  • Joe Rodriguez, professor and chair, Department of History
  • David Pate Jr., associate professor and chair, Department of Social Work
  • Margaret Noodin, professor of English and director, Electa Quinney Institute
  • John Lane Hall, professor and upcoming chair, Department of English

The event is sponsored by the Division of Global Inclusion & Engagement and the Division of Student Affairs.

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