Virtual Race & Social Justice Institute Set for Four-night Event in February

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

UNCW will partner with the New Hanover County Office of Diversity & Equity, the Cape Fear Museum and New Hanover County Schools to host the second annual Race & Social Justice Institute in February.

This virtual, four-night event features panel discussions with local and state experts focusing on the intersection of race, social justice and education.

"With the leadership of Linda Thompson, New Hanover County's chief diversity and equity officer, we are bringing together a network of community advocates and professionals to discuss the intersection of race and history with education," said Dr. Donyell Roseboro, UNCW's interim chief diversity officer. "We are honored to help facilitate these discussions in partnership with New Hanover County, Cape Fear Museum and New Hanover County Schools."

Each session will focus on a different topic and feature a rotation of panelists, including student facilitators from both UNCW and New Hanover County Schools. Sessions will engage the audience in an examination of different historical and socio-political contexts of education; local and national advocacy efforts with communities of color and education; policies that affect educational practice; and ways to move toward hope and healing.

The event topics and facilitators are:

  • Feb. 3: Education Overview and Context: Dr. Jan Davidson and student facilitator
  • Feb. 8: Lifting as We Climb (Advocacy, Community Work): Dr. Donyell Roseboro and student facilitator
  • Feb. 15: Policy, Policing and Practice: Travis Corpening and student facilitator
  • Feb. 22: Learning in Hope and Healing: Dr. LaChawn Smith and student facilitator

These Zoom panels will be held from 6 -7:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend or register. Individuals interested in joining the conversation can pre-register for the events to receive the zoom information by visiting this link.