Presented by SUNY Buffalo State College, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Augsburg University, University of Missouri-St. Louis
In his historical ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King implored, “this is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism,” and that there is a “fierce urgency of now.” This message still holds true nearly 60 years later. And, as a coalition, CUMU is committed to working with members to act now through critical learning, dialogue, and actionable strategies.
Panelists include CUMU executive committee members and CUMU member presidents and chancellors from public, private, religiously-affiliated, and minority-serving institutions. The session was moderated by Fred de Sam Lazaro, executive director of the Under-Told Stories Project, an international journalism program based at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
Consider reviewing the following materials, which may help build an understanding of some of the topics covered
- Addressing three concurrent pandemics: Looking forward as a coalition, CUMU executive committee
- Journal issues highlight race and equity work, Metropolitan Universities
- African Americans: Struggle for recognition in the academy, Metropolitan Universities
- Exploring the relationship between the anchor mission and racial equity, Anchor Learning Network
Resources from our panelists and moderator
- Stay calm while facing the storm, Katherine Conway-Turner
- From tragedy to transformation, Thomas Parham
- Augsburg making changes in response to the death of George Floyd, Paul Pribbenow
- Statement from Chancellor Sobolik following the tragic death of George Floyd, Kristin Sobolik
- How Minneapolis is trying to reimagine the future of policing, Fred de Sam Lazaro