University Life Forum on Black Lives Matter, Protest and Creating Change, Thurs. 6/11 at 4 pm

Monday, June 8, 2020

Dear Columbia Community,

I invite you to two important convenings from University Life about race, injustice and efforts to achieve transformative change. The first is a special summer University Life Forum: Black Lives Matter, Protest and Creating Change, this Thursday, June 11, 4-5:30 pm on Zoom. Please register here for this conversation.

Our featured panelists are:

  • Jelani Cobb, Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism, Columbia School of Journalism.
  • Courtney D. Cogburn, Associate Professor, Columbia School of Social Work.
  • Robert Fullilove, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Associate Dean, Community and Minority Affairs, Mailman School of Public Health.
  • Frank Guridy, Associate Professor of History and of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
  • Olatunde C. Johnson, Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School.

Dennis Mitchell, Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, will join me in opening the forum.  

Please submit your questions here or with your event registration. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration and in a separate reminder email on Thursday morning. The event will also be livestreamed on the University Life website and a recording will be made available there later.

University Life will also convene a special virtual summer session of the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging at Columbia on June 17 at 2 pm, which will offer the opportunity for action-oriented small group discussion with students, faculty and staff across the University. All are invited. Register here. Please also look out for additional opportunities for the Columbia community, coming to you soon.  

I know that many are looking for ways to engage on these critical issues and hope you will join us for these important events.  

In community,

Suzanne B. Goldberg
Executive Vice President for University Life
Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law