Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service
Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service

Race and Higher Education

With the MLK: Let Freedom Ring! Initiative of the Office of the President, the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) and Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) annually host a February event on race and higher education. For more information on this event, contact CSJ’s Executive Director, Dr. Andria Wisler (akw28 AT

Professor Rhonda Magee


a talk by University of San Francisco Law Professor, Rhonda Magee, based from her new book Doing the Inner Work of Racial Justice: Principles, Practices for Healing Ourselves and Transforming the World (Penguin Random House, 2019) followed by a conversation with GU Law Professor, Amy Uelmen, Lecturer in Religion & Professional Life and a Special Advisor to the Dean

Participants in 2019 Rac


a conversation on Hoyas Building a Beloved Community: A conversation with Georgetown Leadership with Dr. Susan Cheng, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, GU School of Medicine; Dr. Judith Pérez-Caro, Director of Equity & Inclusion, GU Law Center; Dr. Adanna Johnson, Associate Vice President for Student Equity & Inclusion, GU Main Campus



a keynote by Harry Holzer, John LaFarge Jr. SJ Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University’ McCourt School, and Sandy Baum, Senior Fellow in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, from their 2017 book, Making College Work – Pathways to Success for Disadvantaged Students (Brookings, 2017)


workshops for students, faculty, and staff on Transformative Allyship from University of San Fransciso colleagues Dr. Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, Vice Provost for Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach, and Dr. Ria DasGupta, former Diversity and Community Relations Program Manager and now Assistant Professor, and student leader Shaya Kara


a conversation between Dr. Benjamin Reese, former vice president of the Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System and his daughter Hoya Lauren Reese (COL ’12), moderated by Rosemary Kilkenny, Georgetown University’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer