Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Events

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Events

Past Events

SESP Equity Book Club: Leigh Patel

SESP Equity Book Club: Leigh Patel

Author and professor Leigh Patel will discuss her latest book No Study Without Struggle: Confronting Settler Colonialism in Higher Education during the final SESP Equity Book Club Series event of the 2021-22 academic year.

Halverson: Using the Arts to Fix a Broken System

Halverson: Using the Arts to Fix a Broken System

Alumna Erica Halverson’s new book “How the Arts Can Save Education” is, strangely enough, not about arts education. Instead, Halverson uses arts practices to fundamentally rethink how “learning” should be measured and to design learning environments and experiences that can serve all kids.

Claudia Goldin to Speak on Gender Equality at Home, Work

Claudia Goldin to Speak on Gender Equality at Home, Work

Renowned economist and historian Claudia Goldin will discuss her new book Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey toward Equity with Dean David Figlio in the next virtual Family Action Network event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Alexandra Sims: 'Follow What Energizes You'

Alexandra Sims: 'Follow What Energizes You'

School of Education and Social Policy alumna Alexandra Sims (BS10), recognized as one of Chicago’s most influential Black leaders, recently urged SESP students to not think of a career as one dot to one dot to one dot, but instead to think of it almost like a funnel.

Our Next Book is Caste. Register Now.

Our Next Book is Caste. Register Now.

Registration is open for the next School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) Equity Book Club discussion, which features Isabel Wilkerson’s latest book Caste: The Origins of our Discontents.

Brayboy Challenges SESP to Reimagine Education for Indigenous Students

Brayboy Challenges SESP to Reimagine Education for Indigenous Students

Scholars have an important opportunity­ and responsibility to help transform schools into a system that supports Indigenous students, Arizona State University (ASU) professor Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) said during the latest installment of the School of Education and Social Policy Equity Book Club.

Bettina Love: 'Eliminate Oppression From the Root'

Bettina Love: 'Eliminate Oppression From the Root'

Bettina L. Love, author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia, recently spoke to nearly 400 members of the SESP community during a wide-ranging conversation focused on race, racism, justice, joy, love, and equity.

Harvard's Anthony Jack To Deliver Loeschner Leadership Lecture

Harvard's Anthony Jack To Deliver Loeschner Leadership Lecture

Anthony Abraham Jack, author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, will be speaking on campus culture and inequity in education as part of Northwestern University’s Nancy and Ray Loeschner Leadership Series.

Sally Nuamah: The Education Disruptor

Sally Nuamah: The Education Disruptor

Education wasn’t a sure thing for Sally Nuamah. Raised by a single mother in a low-income Chicago neighborhood, Nuamah was the child of immigrants, black and female.

Eve L. Ewing on Leadership, Racial Trauma

Eve L. Ewing on Leadership, Racial Trauma

Eve L. Ewing struggled as a black student at a predominantly white university. But as she learned to cope with the repercussions of racism, she also gained clarity about her relationship with higher education.