Events Archive

Learn More Series- Between Two Worlds

Determination, hard work and sacrifice are core ingredients in the story of the American dream. But philosopher Jennifer Morton argues there is another, more painful requirement to getting ahead: a willingness to leave family and friends behind. Join us for a conversation on the ethical costs of upward mobility. Members of... More

Activism and the Black Woman

A conversation about the role of black female athletes as agents of political and ideological change  Saida Grundy, Assistant Professor, Boston University  Marisa Moseley, Moderator, Head Coach, Women's Basketball, Boston University  Bree Newsome, Activist, Writer, Artist  Gabby Williams, WNBA Player, Chicago Sky  Members of the BU Community with Kerberos Credentials will be able to view... More

Black Boston Virtual Series

BU Diversity & Inclusion, Initiative on Cities, and WBUR CitySpace hosted a virtual discussion series featuring transformative Black leaders from across Greater Boston.  The series provided a forum to examine our city's progress toward inclusive access, equity and opportunity. Black Boston: Building Healthy Communities 7/30/20 Black Boston: Telling Our Stories 8/27/20 Black Boston:... More

Learn More Series- Paul Farmer “Social class a global perspective”

Medical anthropologist and physician Dr. Paul Farmer will examine poverty and justice from global humanitarian perspective in a conversation with dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health Dr. Sandro Galea. Dr. Farmer will discuss his experience providing direct health care services, and researching and advocating behalf of... More

Learn More Series- Nancy Isenberg “A History of Class in America”

Historian Nancy Isenberg presents the history of the class system in America, extending from colonial times to the present.  Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg analyzes the assumptions that liberty and hard work ensured social mobility within our nation’s history.  Members of... More

Panel discussing mental health & race during COVID-19

COVID-19, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: An Online Series

Over the course of June, BU Diversity & Inclusion hosted a series of virtual conversations that address broader societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of leading experts across multiple fields, our goal was to catalyze important new dialogue about inequities, challenges, and opportunities exposed by the virus. Mental... More