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"Racial Justice, Public Policy and Lobbying"

Friday October 28 — 4:00 p.m.  — Co Lab 

José Santos Woss is the Legislative Associate for Domestic Policy. He works on domestic policy with a particular focus on criminal justice reform/mass incarceration, campaign finance reform, and the federal budget. Prior to joining Friends Committee on National Legislation Jose was a Policy Fellow at the American Friends Service Committee bringing Quaker values to a busy portfolio of issues consisting of criminal justice reform, federal immigration policy, human rights, and peace building research. Before joining the Quaker community he lobbied on public health and global health matters in the private sector. A D.C. resident since 2011, he started his career in public policy in the Office of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey. He was previously a social worker for HIV positive clients and West African refugees. He also provided French translation and interpretation services for Survivors of Torture counseling and asylum proceedings.

José is a proud son of immigrants and a Montclair State University grad who’s passionate about politics, public service, and social justice. In his free time he is on Twitter far too much, on his bike when the weather agrees, listening to podcasts, and reading Pablo Neruda’s poetry in Spanish.

Sponsored by the Center for Social Justice


"Facing our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege"

Friday, October 21 — 7:30 p.m. — Wilkinson Theatre
Saturday, October 22 — 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. — Wilkinson Theatre

Commissioned as a way to promote thoughtful dialogue after the George Zimmerman verdict, "Facing Our Truth: 10 Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege" is an anthology of six stories by Latino, white, Middle Eastern, Asian-American and Black writers. These playwrights are helping redefine the discussion of race in the American Theatre in a way that audiences can really hear and see.  Discussion groups following productions will soon be announced.

Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts in collaboration with the Center for Social Justice and the Diversity Progress Committee

"Diversity in Course Design and Teaching"

Faculty Forum
Friday, October 21 — 4:00 p.m. — CoLab

As you design a course, how to embed “diversity” as a core foundation?  What do you want students to learn?  Who are the students to whom you are speaking? How do course goals evidence perspectives of diversity in the body of knowledge as well as the learning environment of the classroom?

Presenters: Rebekah Trollinger, Mark Benamou, Joann Martin, James Logan and Cynthia Fadem.

Sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Consultant, Academic Affairs and the Diversity Progress Committee.

"A Day in the Life of a Civil Rights Lawyer"

Friday, October 14 — 4:15 p.m. — CoLab

Returning to campus to receive an Outstanding Alumni Award, Sunu P. Chandy ’94 will share some of her experiences with our community. By combining her interests and training, Sunu has been a passionate and dynamic civil rights attorney since her law school graduation. In July 2016, Sunu began as the deputy director for civil rights for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, Sunu spearheads the civil rights work at this agency and will be focused on OCR’s ongoing priorities, including implementation of Section 1557, and will lead OCR’s work on Administration priorities that involve civil rights.

Sponsored by Diversity Progress Committee and Center for Social Justice

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