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Building An Anti-Racist Columbia: A Community Commitment

NOTE: Submissions on the webform are closed, but you can still show up to any of the sessions and complete an in-person registration form. 

 

Our University occupies historic Lenape territory. More than half of the first ten presidents of our University enslaved Black families. Our University has contributed to displacement and gentrification in the Harlem community. Our University prides itself on free speech and robust intellectual discourse. Our University has produced groundbreaking scholarship by and about people of color. Our University prohibits discrimination and has denounced white supremacy. Our University has produced students — past and current — who are leading voices of change. Our University has a responsibility to combat racism. Our University is ours.

Multicultural Affairs invites all members of the Columbia community to participate in a day of learning and conversation that explores what it means to build an anti-racist Columbia on Friday, April 5, 9:30 a.m.5:00 p.m. in the James Room of Barnard Hall.

Come for one session or the full day. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and the first fifty students who register for and attend at least two sessions will get a free copy of a book about challenging white supremacy.

Sessions

Breakfast and Foundations of Anti-Racism Workshop, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

This workshop will explore racial oppression and its maintenance and consider strategies and frameworks for opposing it at all of its levels.

Lunch and Perspectives on Race and the Columbia Experience, 12:302:00 p.m.

This lunchtime session will center the voices of Columbia community members and consider how race shapes experiences on Columbia’s campus.

Creating Community Commitments: Intra- and Intergroup Dialogue, 2:005:00 p.m.

Our day will close with affinity caucus spaces and community conversation to consider what we need from one another to build a truly anti-racist campus. Takeaways will be documented and shared with students and senior University administrators.  

Multicultural Affairs

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505 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-0720

Fax: 212-854-6972

Office Hours
Monday–Friday
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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