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Race, Hate Crimes, and Reconciliation

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The Zoom Webinar link is the same every week. Once you register, you will immediately receive the Zoom link, as well as additional reminder emails prior to each event. If you have already registered for a previous week, you do not need to register again.

The Morton E. Ruderman Lecture Series events on October 6 and October 20 will be live-streamed and have a separate registration.


When: Wednesdays, Fall Semester 2021
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
Where: West Village F, Room 20, Northeastern University


Synopsis

Please join the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, the College of Arts, Media, and Design, and the Northeastern Humanities Center for this semester’s Open Classroom series. The fall 2021 semester’s Open Classroom will focus on hate crimes, anti-Semitism, anti-Asian discrimination, and on ways of bringing together disparate groups to address discrimination and reconciliation. We will address history, reparations, racial dialogues, and approaches to addressing social justice in America.

The fall 2021 Open Classroom series is offered in partnership with the Kraft Family Philanthropies/Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism, with support from the Northeastern University Jewish Studies program and the annual Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lectureship.

The Taxonomy of Hate: Racism

Professor Tiffany Joseph, CSSH

Details

When: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Where: West Village F, Room 20, Northeastern University

Facilitator: Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

In collaboration with the Morton E. Ruderman Lecture Series:

The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race and American Identity

Professor Eric Goldstein, Emory University

Professor Kabria Baumgartner, CSSH

Professor Lori Lefkovitz, CSSH

Professor Simon Rabinovich, CSSH

Details

RSVP for either in-person or virtual here: bit.ly/RudermanSeries-1

When: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Where: West Village F, Room 20, Northeastern University

Facilitator: Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

Politics and Identity: The Latinx  Experience

Professor Amilcar Barreto, CSSH

Professor Ángel Nieves, CSSH

Details

When: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Where: West Village F, Room 20, Northeastern University

Facilitator: Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

In collaboration with the Morton E. Ruderman Lecture Series:

Asian Americans in a Multi-Racial and Multi-Religious Democracy

Professor Phil Thai, CSSH

Professor Matt Lee, CSSH

Professor Lily Song, CSSH and CAMD

Rabbi Mira Rivera

Details

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Where: West Village F, Room 20, Northeastern University

Facilitator: Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

Can Universities and Media Bring us Together?

Karl Reid, Senior Vice Provost and Chief Inclusion Officer

Professor Richard O’Bryant, Director of the African American Institute

Professor Regine Jean-Charles, CSSH

Details

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Where: West Village F, Room 20, Northeastern University

Facilitator: Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

Can the Black-Jewish Alliance Be Revived?

Josh Kraft, President of Kraft Family Philanthropies

Andre Tippett, Former Patriots Lineback and NFL Hall of Famer; Executive Director of Community Affairs at New England Patriots

Details

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Where: West Village F, Room 20, Northeastern University

Facilitator: Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

Searching for Common Ground

*Speakers to be announced*

Details

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Where: West Village F, Room 20, Northeastern University

Facilitator: Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

Black Lives Matter and the Black Struggle: The Road Ahead

Rebecca Riccio, Director of the Social Impact Lab

Deirdre Wrighting, Executive Director ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development

Professor Michelle LaBoy, CAMD

Details

When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Where: West Village F, Room 20, Northeastern University

Facilitator: Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

NO OPEN CLASSROOM

Plunder, Reparations and Restorative Justice

Menahem Kaiser, author of Plunder

Professor Margaret Burnham, NUSL

Details

When: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Where: West Village F, Room 20, Northeastern University

Facilitator: Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

Boston and America’s Racial and Ethnic Politics: Looking to 2022 and 2024

*Speakers to be announced*

Details

When: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Where: West Village F, Room 20, Northeastern University

Facilitator: Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

Previous Sessions

Why is the American Melting Pot on a High Boil? 

John Simons, Executive Editor, Time Magazine

David Shribman, Pulitzer-Prize Winner, former editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Professor Jack McDevitt, SPPUA

Professor Kim Lucas, SPPUA

Details

When: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Where: West Village F, Room 20, Northeastern University

Facilitator: Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

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