We invite you to join University Life for our upcoming panel discussion, Awakening Our Democracy, Racial Justice Outlook: Possibilities of Progress in 2021 and Beyond, Thursday 3/18, at 4:00 PM. Register here: https://bit.ly/AOD318 In 2020 we witnessed an unprecedented outcry to dismantle anti-Black racism and change the structures that support it. How will this movement impact the ability to move from conversation to action at all levels of society? What will it look like for community organizers and voters to hold systems of power accountable for racial and economic justice, and how can leadership at the federal, state, and local levels advance progress? And what more can we do at Columbia to further these goals? Panelists will include: Nina Alvarez, CBS Assistant Professor of International Journalism, Columbia University Midwin Charles, Founder, Midwin Charles & Associates LLC and political, legal and culture commentator Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq., Interim Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College, CUNY Dennis A. Mitchell, DDS, MPH, Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, Professor of Dental Medicine at CUMC Eric Tang, Director, Center for Asian American Studies and Associate Professor, Black Studies at The University of Texas at Austin Please submit your questions with your event registration https://bit.ly/AOD318. Awakening Our Democracy is the signature conversation series of the Office of University Life and is designed to foster university-wide dialogue about pressing domestic and global issues through conversations with thought-leaders, advocates, journalists and scholars.