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    Re-Membering Blackness: History as a Call to Action

    April 13, 2022

    All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to a special diversity and inclusion lunch and learn event.

    Members of the University’s Black History subcommittee of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion will present on Re-Membering Blackness at The University of Scranton: History as a Call to Action. 

    Thursday, April 28, 2022
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    in the Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center, 4th floor
    and via YouTube live stream

    RSVP is required.

    The Institutional Black History subcommittee of the University’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) seeks to examine the University’s historical relationships with Black faculty, staff, students and the broader community as part of campus efforts to address anti-Black racism and foster greater diversity, equity and inclusion. Grounded in the University’s Jesuit and Catholic mission, these efforts draw on notions of “moral memory” – the collective and moral act of remembering – and “metanoia” – a process of individual and community-based change, spiritual transformation, and renewal.

    This presentation and Q&A will provide an update on the work of the Institutional Black History committee and overview of the University’s Black history, as gathered so far through student research conducted by HIST 190 Digital History students, the Weinberg Memorial Library, and subcommittee members. How this research informs the present and the future, including the formation of a Black Studies program, will be discussed.  Presenters will include:

    • Julie Schumacher Cohen (Chair), Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement & Government Affairs

    • Koebe Diaz, Black Student Union Officer, Class of 2022

    • David Dzurec, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Interim Executive Director of Slattery Center for the Humanities

    • Colleen Farry, Assistant Professor, Digital Services Librarian, Weinberg Memorial Library

    • Nicole Hoskins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology/Religious Studies

    • Aiala Levy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, Latin American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies

    • Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

    For more information, visit www.scranton.edu/rememberingblackness, a digital project supported by the staff and faculty of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

    Please RSVP here. This program is open to the university and Scranton community. A box lunch will be provided. Questions? Contact diversity@scranton.edu.

    Co-sponsored by: The University of Scranton Jesuit Center, Office of Equity and Diversity, Council on Diversity and Inclusion’s Institutional Black History subcommittee, and Office of Community Relations.

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