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LEAD: No Justice, No Peace: Anti-Racist Activism in Higher Education
November 13, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
LEAD, Leading Equity And Diversity, is a series of conversations where attendees have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of guests who lead and/or support DEI and social justice initiatives. This LEAD conversation will address how higher education administrators, faculty, and staff can work in collective action with student activists toward racial equity. In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic and highly-publicized uprisings against racism, there has been a significant upsurge in student activism advocating for a more inclusive and equitable environment. How can higher education professionals support this just cause and leverage the passion and experiences of student activists.
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J’Taime Lyons is a dual degree M.B.A./M.P.P. student at the University of Michigan from Rocky Mount, NC. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Truman Scholarship, and has devoted her life to closing the opportunity gap and connecting schools with their communities. She is currently an intern at Durham’s Children Initiative (DCI),working to ensure that racial equity is centered within its Early Childhood Action Plan for all children birth to eight years old. At the University of Michigan, she currently serves as the Student Affairs Committee chair for the Ford School of Public Policy, Vice President of Ally Engagement for the Black Business Student Association, and is a Business + Impact (B + I) Ambassador at Ross School of Business.
Charles H.F. Davis III
Charles H.F. Davis III is a third-generation educator committed to the lives, love, and liberation of everyday Black people. As an assistant professor of higher education at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan, Dr. Davis’ research and teaching broadly examine issues of power, systemic oppression, and organized resistance in college and its social contexts. His current ethnographic project interrogates how law enforcement approaches to campus safety and security, as enforced by campus police, are interconnected with logics of state surveillance, control, and carceral punishment. Dr. Davis is especially interested in the role borderless organizing and resource mobilization efforts undertaken by students and local communities are working toward abolition and reimagining public safety. He is the founder and director of the Scholars for Black Lives collective and considers Black Lives Matter Los Angeles his primary political home.
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