Protests matter, and here’s why
As part of the Provost’s Lecture on Diversity, political science professor Daniel Gillion gave insight into how demonstrations affect elected officials, shape policy, increase engagement, and motivate voter turnout.
Three educators celebrated at Penn GSE as winners of the McGraw Prize in Education
In the first celebration of the McGraw Prize in Education since the Graduate School of Education became its home, President Amy Gutmann said this year’s three winners are among the “great minds devoted to improving education through innovation."
‘Perspectives on Fair Housing’ looks back on more than 50 years of landmark legislation
A new Penn Press book featuring experts from law, education, urban studies, and social policy presents fair housing as one of the foremost issues facing the U.S. today.
A new initiative to preserve African American civil rights heritage sites
The Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites will be led by Faculty Director Randall Mason, an associate professor in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, alongside renowned preservationist Brent Leggs, who is named senior adviser and adjunct associate professor.
Penn Dental and SP2 partner to address racism, reconciliation, and engagement
A new, online course for incoming SP2 students entitled “The Penn Experience: Racism, Reconciliation and Engagement” was created in collaboration with Penn’s School of Dental Medicine and launched in July.
Marching against racism and police violence
Students, faculty, and staff from the School of Social Policy & Practice took part in the recent Commitment March in the nation’s capital.
How Eve Higginbotham is dismantling racist and sexist systems one step at a time
Amid nationwide demonstrations calling for the long-overdue dismantling of racist systems and institutions, the vice dean for Inclusion and Diversity and professor of ophthalmolog has been busy sharing her voice and taking action.
Examining race in East Asian Studies
The Center for East Asian Studies hosted a roundtable discussion between faculty assessing anti-racism in their fields of study.
Climate Week offers something for ‘every member of the Penn community’
With participation from schools, centers, and groups across the University and a focus on the interplay of the climate emergency with social justice issues and the global pandemic, Climate Week at Penn will run September 21-25. The week’s dozens of events will help participants learn about the climate crisis—and then act.
Rebranding the NFL: How the league shifted its message on racial justice
The new football season brings a change in how NFL management is responding to Black Lives Matter and protests on and off the field for racial justice.