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  • The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice will offer a variety of programming to support and advance equity, inclusion, and social justice. Although no one program is intended to address all of these areas, a range of programming will be offered, from community building to engagement around policymaking to recognition and reclamation events and activities.

    JUNETEENTH 2020 

    As an initial offering of recognition and reclamation, the Office hosted a Juneteenth Black-Out Day of programming on Friday, June 19, 2020. The Juneteenth 2020 events featured live captioning and ASL interpretation. 

    See the day of event description and watch available videos below:

    Juneteenth 2020 comes at a time when the very question of freedom for Black people is challenged by the persistence of institutionalized racism in the United States.  And while the struggle for freedom also persists, our collective response must take many forms.  Our resistance on Juneteenth comes in the form of a recognition and reclamation day to center the experience of Black people through teach-ins and to offer tools of healing, support, and community building that focus on our physical and mental health. 

    • James Baldwin’s New Jerusalem
      A talk examining the price James Baldwin understood Americans must pay to “achieve our country” and true liberation. Presented by Rich Blint, assistant professor of literature in the department of Literary Studies, director of the program in Race and Ethnicity, and affiliate faculty member in gender studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.
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    • Care & Freedom: Black Feminist Practices of Marronage
      If we root ourselves in Black feminist political philosophy what can we learn about what it might take to “get free“? Presented by Deva Woodly, associate professor of politics, director of undergraduate studies, and departmental faculty advisor for politics at The New School for Social Research.
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    • Bearing Witness to a History of Black Land Ethics
      A discussion of Black Land histories centering on African American efforts to cooperatively resist post-emancipation tactics of control and oppression. Presented by Mia Charlene White, assistant professor of environmental studies at the Schools of Public Engagement.
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    RESOURCE LINKS

    James Baldwin interview from the Paris Review

    “For all the tea in China, all the oil in Texas” by Rich Blint

    BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

    Freedom as Marronage by Neil Roberts

    Unapologetic by Charlene Caruthers

    Care Work by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

    Caring Democracy by Joan Tronto 

  • Contact Us

    The Office is committed to collaboration and partnership to address and support the critical issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice throughout The New School community. For questions or more information contact eisj@newschool.edu.



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