Lender Center for Social Justice Inaugural Symposium

Friday, September 14, 2018
1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Helaine and Marvin Lender Auditorium, Martin J. Whitman School of Management

A University center promoting multi-disciplinary and dynamic collaborations that support the development of courageous and ethical scholars and citizens at Syracuse University who are committed to practices of social justice.

Learn more about the Lender Center for Social Justice in SU News

Schedule of Events

1 p.m. – Opening Remarks from the Lender Center Directors

  • Marcelle Haddix – Dean’s Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Reading and Language Arts, School of Education
  • Kendall Phillips – Professor, Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts

1:15-2:30 p.m. – Doing “Good” Work: Syracuse Alumni Working in Social Justice Fields

  • Panelists:
    • Sherri Williams G’10 G’15 – Assistant Professor, American University; Writer and reporter in race, media and communication
    • Brittany Brathwaite ’13 – Co-founder: KIMBRITIVE initiative
    • Kimberly Huggins ’13 – Co-founder: KIMBRITIVE initiative
    • Betsy Sherwood ’04 – Senior Specialist, Psychosocial Support Program, Save the Children US
    • Chapin Springer ’04 – Senior Communications Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Moderators:
    • Syeisha Byrd G’12 – Director, Office of Engagement Programs, Hendricks Chapel
    • Jeffery Mangram ’88 G’89 G’06 – Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Leadership, School of Education

2:40-3:50 p.m. – Building “Good:” Syracuse Organizations Promoting Social Justice

  • Panelists:
    • Philip Arnold –  Founding Director, Skä·noñh Great Law of Peace Center; Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Kimberley McCoy ’02 – Community Engagement Organizer, Artrage Art Gallery
    • Yusuf Abdul-Qadir ’11 – Director, Central New York Chapter, New York Civil Liberties Union
    • Al-Amin Muhammad – Founding Executive Director, We Rise Above the Streets Recovery Outreach
  • Moderators:
    • Sekou Cooke – Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
    • Anne Mosher – Associate Professor, Chair of Citizenship and Civic Engagement, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

4-4:30 p.m. – Launch Ceremony

  • Kent Syverud, Chancellor and President
  • Michele G. Wheatly, Vice Chancellor and Provost
  • Marvin Lender ’63 and Helaine Lender ’65

4:30-5:30 p.m. – Keynote Address by Kevin Kumashiro

  • Internationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice.
  • Introduction by Kal Alston, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor, Cultural Foundations of Education, School of Education

5:30 p.m. – Reception

  • Light refreshments outside of the Helaine and Marvin Lender Auditorium
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