MLK Day forum on ‘Race, Justice and Politics after the Capitol Siege’

The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Center on Race and Social Problems will host a #CRSPCast/This is Not Normal crossover forum titled “What Just Happened? Race, Justice and Politics after the Capitol Siege” on Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The focus will be the current state of political affairs and their implications for the future of racial justice in the United States. Provost Ann Cudd will give opening remarks. The forum will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18.

James Huguley, interim director of the Center for Race and Social Problems, and Paula Davis, associate vice chancellor, Office of Health Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will moderate the event.

The panelists, including experts on race and the law, rural education, legislative politics, and racial justice in university settings, are:

  • Clyde Pickett, vice chancellor, Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • Kristin Kanthak, associate professor, Department of Political Science

  • Thomas Farmer, professor and department chair for Health and Human Development, School of Education

  • Tomar Pierson-Brown, associate dean for Equity and Inclusive Excellence, School of Law

Register online. Zoom login information will be shared following registration.