2020 Teach-in Information
The Conversation Continues - Finding Answers Together: Exploring, Explaining, and Eradicating Racism
During the summer of 2020, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosted live-streamed events where UVM experts shared their knowledge around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.Session 1: What is Systemic Racism? (Wednesday, June 17) Session 2: Cops, Courts, and the Criminal Justice System (Wednesday, June 24) Session 3: Turning the Conversation to Whiteness (Wednesday, July 1)
Follow along with the Amazing Grace program (PDF).
"As we grieve and search for answers together, I ask that you look after one another, in particular for those of us that are Black or African American. I ask that you condemn any behavior that diminishes the humanity of others. This vicious cycle must be broken because if not now, when?"
— Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant, Vice President, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
UVM Voices Lifted in Support
"As an educator, I commit to you that I will do everything in my power to harness and develop potential. Black lives matter; and I’m here to ensure the talent, experience, and perspective of Black lives are fully represented in our community. We cannot delay this work."
— Suresh Garimella, President