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Highlighting Participatory Justice Scholarship: Working to Advance Racial Equity

November 3, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Race, Racism, and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium is a series of virtual events hosted by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Jordan Institute for Families, and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the UNC School of Social Work that bring together scholars and researchers from across campus to share their work with Carolina and the broader community.

The seventh R3 symposium event will focus on Highlighting Participatory Justice Scholarship: Working to Advance Racial Equity and explore the multitudinous ways advancing participatory justice benefits everyone. This concept springs from cognitive linguistic work on the “separate fates” thinking that can accompany being confronted with the truth about systemic and endemic racism. For example, white folks, most of whom truly know nary a person of color readily and often subconsciously attribute health, economic, labor, and other disparities to “how those people live.” By countering this damaging thinking by acknowledging that (1) there are serious problems with systemic racism, (2) policy and practice levers exist to begin meaningfully addressing said racism, and (3) implementing said levers most often works to our collective benefit. The levers are mostly about securing and guaranteeing the centering of historically marginalized voices and perspectives in all decisions that affect the way people live, work, and play.

Registration required.

This event qualifies for 1.5 hours of credit toward the Gillings School’s annual inclusive excellence training requirement for faculty and staff.


November 3, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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