WCSU Racial Justice Coalition

Featured Events – 2022!

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 5:00 am, Via Webex

Author, Professor, Director of Black Studies (Fairfield University) Dr. Shannon King will join us virtually to discuss: Grassroots Activism, Then and Now

This event is sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences and the Department of History and Global Perspectives.

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 11:00 am, Ives Concert Hall

Political Scientist Dr. Deva R. Woodly (The New School) will be at WCSU discussing her new book Reckoning: Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Necessity of Social Movements

This event is sponsored by the Political Science Honor Society Pi Sigma Alpha.




 Thursday & Friday, September 22-23, 2022 at 12:30 am, 2:00 pm, and 9:00 am (see below)

Lorena Araujo Martinez and Zulma Tobar will discuss Human Rights & Popular Education in El Salvador, A 2-Part Event

PART 1:  Thursday, Sept. 22, 12:30-1:45 pm, “Human Rights & the Popular Movement  in El Salvador” in White Hall 314 (please RSVP, especially if bringing a group:  bandhauerc@wcsu.edu)

PART 1 (repeat) Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 2-3:15 pm “Human Rights & the Popular Movement  in El Salvador” in WCSU Warner Hall 320 (again, all welcome, but if bringing a group please let me know so we can reserve a larger space)

PART 2:  Friday, Sept. 23, 9-11 am  “Building a Social Justice Bridge Between the US and El Salvador:  Popular Education and Planning WCSU Delegation to El Salvador.”  A one-on-one discussion in Warner Hall 225  (please RSVP, especially if bringing a group: bandhauerc@wcsu.edu)



Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 11:00 am, Via Zoom

Political Scientist Dr. Nadia Lopez will discuss her book The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community is Inspiring the World

This event is sponsored by the Social Work Club.

Dr. Lopez is an internationally recognized educational leader, who, among her many accomplishments, founded the Mott Hall Bridges Academy in 2010, a STEAM-focused middle school in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Lopez has been featured on many platforms, a TEDTalk lecturer, a Harvard guest professor, and is the recipient of many accolades, including one of LinkedIn’s 2019 Top Voices in Education.
She is a champion focused on eliminating disparities in education and the school-to-prison pipeline. Dr. Lopez will be donating a limited number of her books to students. The book, titled The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community is Inspiring the World, serves as a primer to inspire others to continue the struggle for equitable education. The books will be distributed next month on a first-come, first-served basis, from the registered students list until they run out.
We ask that professors allow students to attend the event and provide extra credit for attendance where feasible.
Please click on the link to register for the event: https://bit.ly/wcsudrlopez
Please contact Dr. McLean at brownk@wcsu.edu with any questions or concerns.
Thank you and please join us!

Monday, November 11, 2022 at 5:30 – 7:00pm, Via WebEx

Acclaimed independent media journalist Arun Gupta will discuss White Nationalism and the Multicultural Far-Right

This event will be presented by the Department of Social Sciences.

WHITE NATIONALISM AND THE MULTICULTURAL FAR-RIGHT: Acclaimed independent media journalist, Arun Gupta, will discuss his many interviews with White Nationalist and other far-right activists such as the Oathkeepers, The Proud Boys, and others.

This event is virtual on WebEx at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to bandhauerc@wcsu.edu  for the link.

Please put RSVP WHITE NATIONALISM in the subject heading so your email doesn’t get missed.

Related readings:

1. “Riotlandia,” https://theintercept.com/2019/08/16/portland-far-right-rally/
2. “Portland’s Andy Ngo.” https://jacobin.com/2019/08/andy-ngo-right-wing-antifa-protest-portland-bigotry
3. “The Road to the Proud Boys…” https://www.rawstory.com/proud-boys-in-portland/
4. “Trump’s Plan to Make America Great Again is Ethnic Cleansing.” https://www.telesurenglish.net/opinion/Trumps-Plan-to-Make-America-Great-Again-Is-Ethnic-Cleansing-20161106-0001.html
5. “After the Storm… ” https://www.rawstory.com/riot-anniversary/
6. “The Road to Jan. 6th” https://www.rawstory.com/violent-extremism/
7. “How Trump’s Extremism Turned the Oath Keepers…”https://www.rawstory.com/the-road-to-jan-6-how-trumps-extremism-turned-the-oath-keepers-from-keyboard-warriors-to-seditious-coup-plotters/


Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 2:00pm, 

Danbury Museum & Historical Society, in the Marian Anderson Studio

43 Main Street, Danbury, Connecticut

A Community Conversation and Viewing of the Documentary, Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

This event will be presented by the Danbury Juneteenth Coalition.

Stay for a panel discussion afterwards moderated by Rev. Wesley Johnson of The Gathering Community Church.  Refreshments will be available.

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America now available On Demand!