University Co-op is proud to partner with local NWAIS schools to present The Equity & Inclusion Virtual Speaker Series. This program provides the opportunity to connect, learn, and engage in topics around equity, inclusion, and antiracist education and action. The purpose of this series is to raise awareness, challenge ourselves, deepen understanding, and empower our communities to advance their efforts to actively recreate systems into equitable, inclusive, and antiracist institutions.
2022-23 School Year E&I Speakers
In community, we pause,
we open, we nourish,
and we become.
We pay attention, and all we hear is urgency. The challenges are innumerable, but also infinite are the opportunities. Our grief is daunting, but also heartening is our compassion. This historical moment encourages us to reflect, make sense, and participate in the collective transformation expected from the human world today. Contemplative living reminds us that intentional action requires mindful assessment of the causes and conditions that have shaped who and where we are today. I suggest three contemplative insights are crucial to advance our shared journey towards collaborative and restorative solutions: the reckoning of the harm caused by human othering of self, others, and the Earth; a sense of ecological belonging that engenders a feeling of being part of an ever-expansive circle of care and concern for Earth systems and communities; and the realization of a collective path of spiritual becoming honoring life on Mother Earth.
Speaker, Poet, Disability Rights Advocate
March 9, 2023
Black & White Women Relationship and Healing
May 4, 2023
2022-23 Past Speakers:
The Anti-Racist Kid: Identity, Justice, and Activism
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.
NWord: Is There a Message in the Madness
2021-22 Past Speakers
Indigenous People, Race, and Education
Dr. Erika Lee
Asian Americans in America’s History: A Look to Xenophobia and Racism
Dr. Beverly Tatum
A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Tatum about Race and Racism
Racism and Young People’s Literature
Dr. Bettina L. Love
We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom