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Center for Human Rights & Peace Studies

Upcoming Events

Is Racial Equity Possible? Race and Racism in 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
9:00 to 5:00

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Conference Program

  • 9:00am – Registration and Coffee
  • 9:15am Welcome and Opening Remarks
    • Welcome: Michael Buckley (Philosophy/Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies)
  • 9:25am
    • Opening Remarks (TBA)
  • 9:45 – 11:45: Embedded Political Racism
    • Moderator: (Julie Maybee, Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy)
    • Speakers
      • Charles Mills, Distinguished Professor, Department of Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center.
      • Lewis Gordon, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut
  • 11:45-12:30 – Nothing About Us – theatrical performance about segregation in NYC schools
  • 12:30-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 – Africana Studies and its Legacy Confronting Philosophical Racism
    • Moderator: Dominique Winters, MPA, Department of Africana Studies
    • Speakers:
      • Dr. Patricia Reid-Merritt Distinguished Professor, Social Work & Africana Studies, Richard Stockton University
      • Ms. Jordan Alvarado -  Paraprofessional, New York City Teaching Fellow, Africana Studies Alumni, Class of 2018
      • Ms. Natasha Dezonie, LMSW - Founder “Wholistik Living Project”, Holistic Mental Health Consultant & Coach
      • Ms. Donna LaForey, BA - Elementary School Teacher, Entrepreneurial Ambition for African Community Development, Africana Studies, Class of 2019  
  • 3:00-3:15 Coffee Break
  • 3:15-5:00 Health Equity: Fixing Racial Injustice in the Healthcare System
    • Moderator: Gwendolyn Lancaster, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
    • Speakers
      • Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH: Associate Commissioner and Director of NYC’s Center for Health Equity
      • Ivelyse Andino: Founder/CEO Radical Health

Click here for a list of past events