Racial Justice Working Group

A Message from the Racial Justice Working Group

Following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor this spring (and countless other Black Americans before and since), and the larger national reckoning with anti-Black racism in the United States that began to unfold over the summer, a group of students in our department put their concerns about our practices, our culture, and our [...]

By |2021-01-13T13:44:28-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Racial Justice Working Group|Comments Off on A Message from the Racial Justice Working Group

Update from the Racial Justice Working Group

UPP's Racial Justice Working Group is pleased to announce What Does an Anti-racist Department Look Like?, a virtual (via Zoom) community-wide conversation on Friday, November 20, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm, to which all members of the department—students (graduate as well as undergraduate Urban Studies majors), faculty, alums, and staff—are invited. Hosted and moderated by Racial Justice [...]

By |2021-01-13T10:38:45-05:00October 29th, 2020|Racial Justice Working Group|Comments Off on Update from the Racial Justice Working Group

UPP Racial Justice Working Group

In response to systemic racial injustice, the need to reaffirm UPP’s commitment to anti-racist practices, and the specific concerns of many in the UPP community, including students, alums, and faculty, around departmental priorities, procedures, and pedagogy, department chair Prof. Joseph P. Viteritti, in consultation with the department’s governing body (the Personnel and Budget Committee, whose [...]

By |2021-01-13T11:23:53-05:00October 2nd, 2020|Racial Justice Working Group|Comments Off on UPP Racial Justice Working Group