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.
Friday, March 12, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
To register, go to https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpc-Cqqz0pHN1d2Xxop5NAcvcWMtgb44O0
Join us as we hear about and discuss research carried out by advanced PhD students, faculty, postdocs, and movement based activist scholars. This workshop is a new collaborative exchange between academic institutions with specialties in disciplined social movement research. Presenters: Heather Hax (York) & Dr. Abdallah Hendawy (Mason)
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.
Friday, February 26, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Before Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, there was Gloria Allen. Luchina Fisher's Mama Gloria is an intimate portrait of a trailblazing 73-year-old black transgender woman who transitioned before Stonewall, started a charm school for transgender youth in her 60s and is aging with joy and grace.
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.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Virtual through Zoom
Storytelling is a powerful tool in justice work. It can also be dangerous. For decades, volunteers have been traveling to communities that are not their own, working alongside organizations, and returning home with a story to tell. Because of the power differentials inherent in service work, the stories we tell, unless intentionally disrupted, can perpetuate harmful narratives about communities that welcome us in.
In this workshop, we dive into the challenging concept of ethical storytelling in immersive service work, the dangers of perpetuating single-story narratives, and the power in sharing stories that ultimately contribute to dismantling systems of oppression.
Join CHSS alumni and explore the world of creative writing with assistant professor of English, and Mason alum Art Taylor, as he hosts an interactive and fun session for all ages. Featuring MFA in Creative Writing alumnus Matthew Norman and current third-year student Kyra Kondis. The audience will help select a sentence that will launch a story and a sentence that concludes it. Then these guest wordsmiths will be challenged to forge fiction on the fly. Audience members can also try their hand at the challenge. We'll hear some of your storytelling attempts, then listen to what our guest authors created. Non-writers are especially welcome.
This event is part of the MFA in Creative Writing's 40th Anniversary Celebration and Mason Homecoming 2021.
The Office of Coalition Building and Diversity Education, the Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening of Reflection and Spirit of King Awards.