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Governor Ralph Northam's Community Townhall:
Racial Equity and Policing Reform
Thursday, August 6, 2020
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., Register
A statewide conversation to bring Virginians together, hosted by the Governor's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
THE TRAUMA OF INJUSTICE
Angela Onwuachi-Willig, BU Law
Monday, Aug. 10
3 p.m., Register
Angela Onwuachi-Willig is dean and professor of law at Boston University School of Law, and a renowned legal scholar and expert in critical race theory, employment discrimination and family law. Before joining BU Law, Onwuachi-Willig served as Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She is the author of “According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family.” Onwuachi-Willig will discuss the sociological concept of cultural trauma of Blacks in relation to the legal outcomes in high-profile cases involving police and quasi-police killings of Blacks, such as the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice.
Eliminating Anti-Blackness and Other Forms of Racism on Campus:
Our Role and Responsibility as Leaders and Change Agents
Dr. Kathy Obear
Wednesday, August 19
Wednesday, August 26
10 AM – 12 PM, Register
The Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion presents a free, two-part Zoom webinar series for UVA faculty and staff, led by Dr. Kathy Obear.
What can you do to eliminate anti-blackness and other forms of racism in your sphere of influence?
How can you take meaningful action to unlearn racist attitudes, shift your racist behaviors, and deepen your understanding of interpersonal and structural racism?
How will you mobilize others to implement informed, strategic actions to interrupt anti-blackness and other forms of racism and accelerate racial equity on campus?
If you plan to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible as registration is limited.
A successful author of three books with over 30 years of experience specializing in conflict resolution, change management, and creating inclusive environments, Dr. Kathy Obear is a leading expert in helping to establish socially just environments where everyone feels valued and respected.