RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The University of Richmond is slated to launch a webinar series that will discuss race relations and COVID-19.
The university’s School of Arts & Sciences will host the discussions, which are free and open to the public.
“As a nation, we are really dealing with two pandemics — COVID-19 and racism,” said Patrice Rankine, dean of the School of Arts & Sciences. “This series is one of our community’s many ways that we will process current events together.”
Scheduled events include:
- Free Speech and Protest, Wed. Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
- Features former Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer, who led the city from 2016-18 during the Unite the Right rally of 2017
- Academic Disciples: What Stays or Goes, Wed. Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
- Features leaders in higher education Joy Connolly and Andrew Delbanco
- COVID-19 in Historical Context, TBD, November
- Features Frank Snowden, a professor of history and history of medicine at Yale University
- “Diversity”: Helping or Harming Us?, TBD, February
- Features Natasha Warikoo, sociology professor at Tufts University
For a full list of events and registration, visit this website.
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