Equity and Social Justice Webinar Series

The BU Wheelock Equity and Social Justice webinar series features academic and community experts in dialogue about a wide variety of topics related to equity and social justice. The series provides a context to current and future social justice and equity issues in education and human development and offers attendees tools to take action.

All are welcome! Primarily designed for practitioners in education and human development, our webinars may also hold interest for parents, alumni, BU colleagues, and partners from the greater Boston community, as well as anyone else interested in equity and social justice issues.

BU Wheelock Equity and Social Justice webinars are free and open to all. If you wish to request accommodations for a webinar (typically visual, ASL, closed captioning, etc.), please contact wheelockevents@bu.edu 3 weeks before the webinar to discuss your needs.

Recordings of our webinars are available on our YouTube channel,

Recent Webinars

10/28/22: Elevating the Voices of Transgender and Nonbinary Adolescents: Promoting Strengths and Resilience


11/3/22: Building Equity into the Talent Pipeline: Innovative Strategies to Support Career and Workforce Readiness for Individuals with Disabilities

Past Webinars

Click here for an archive of our 2020 webinars!

1/28/2021: Using a Partnership Model to Support College Access and Student Success


2/4/2021: How to Use the Books You Choose: Elevating the Status of Marginalized Identities in Children’s Literature through Classroom Teaching


3/11/2021: Reimagining Civic Education For Equity


3/18/2021: Supporting English Learner with Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach to Education and Advocacy


4/7/2021: Talking with Young Children and Families about Difference and Equity


4/15/2021: The Untapped Potential of Listening Over Speaking: A Funds of Knowledge Approach for Building Teacher-Student Relationships


4/29/2021: Teaching History for Justice


6/3/2021: Choices & Challenges: Learning from Parents’ Experiences with School Choice for Students with Disabilities


6/18/2021: The Ryan Symposium: Reclaiming Civic Friendship


10/21/2021: Directly Addressing Bias and Stereotypes with Young Children and Families


11/4/2021: Education Leadership in 2021: A Conversation with 3 Dynamic School Leaders at a Pivotal Time in Educational History


12/9/2021: How are the Teens & Tweens? Insights into Adolescent Mental Health & Connectedness During COVID-19


1/20/2022: Opportunities and Challenges in Developing STEM Aspirations: Youth Reflections and Recommendations


4/12/2022: Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Everyday Practice


4/14/2022: The Ryan Symposium: Alicia Garza on Caring, Character, and Community


4/21/2022: The Newbury Center and BU Wheelock: Partnering for First-Gen Student Success


4/25/2022: Unraveling Assumptions and Teaching Diversity Relationally: Content and Pedagogy of Teaching for Justice