Speakers highlight the importance of news and education for incarcerated people

Perseverance while in prison can be difficult, said Donald Washington, Jr. in a webinar hosted by the university. Washington and Lawrence Bartley,  journalists at The Marshall Project—a nonprofit news organization about criminal justice in the United States—spoke on their roles in the effort to inform and empower incarcerated individuals through the production and dissemination of […]

Eighth annual Mandel Lecture in the Humanities Series

Dr. Daphne Brooks discussed protest music in America and the struggle for Black freedom at the eighth annual Mandel Lectures in the Humanities Series at Brandeis University. Brooks spoke on the work and legacy of two former slaves and how their music impacted future artists.    “By following the creative, the experimental, and the intellectual intimacies […]

Speaker highlights persistent anti-Black racism in Yemen

Gokh Amin Alshaif, a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, spoke about racial issues in Yemen in the post revolution period in the 1960s. Alshaif spoke about the history of anti-Black racism in Yemen towards “Muhamasheen,” a term used to describe Black Yemenis, which still occurs today. […]

Dr. Eddie Moore gives talk on diversity and inclusivity through 21-Day Challenge

The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge is based on a need for better skills when dealing with social justice in order to create a more inclusive community, creator Dr. Eddie Moore explained in a talk. “We are not just talking about diversity and anti-racism, but we are being about diverse and being about anti-racist,” […]

Univ. webinar on US response to COVID-19 pandemic

Science communication leaders Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Atul Gawande and Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reflected on the governmental mishandlings over the past year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how Americans can better face future health crises. “If you’re going to fight a pandemic, it’s gotta be the entire country pulling together,” Fauci said during […]