Racial Equity

President Eisgruber’s announcement of University commitments focused on combating racism is the first step in a strategic process. Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, Cabinet officers and other administrative and academic leaders will be developing detailed plans related to each of the identified areas and other projects still under consideration. Updates about actions, timelines and opportunities to offer input and feedback will be posted on this site periodically.

Upcoming Events

Race in France Lecture series
Oct 5, 2020

This lecture series, a complement to the new course FRE 334: Race in France funded by the 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education, explores questions of race in contemporary France and throughout the country’s history. Speakers include Debarati Sanyal  (Berkeley), Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel (University of Michigan), Jennifer Yee (University of Oxford), and Rokhaya Diallo (journalist, writer, filmmaker).

“Displaced, Erased, Unseen: Representations of Latinx Bodies in Contemporary Art”
Nov 13, 2020, 2:00 pm

Join us for a live webinar roundtable featuring Princeton voices from across disciplines considering the strategies used by Latinx artists to combat the social and political forces that obscure the lived experiences of marginalized communities. The panel will engage recent scholarship on the representation of Latinx bodies and feature work by Latin American artists recently added to the Museum’s collections.

“We must think broadly and ask hard questions of ourselves. We must reflect on our place in the world and challenge ourselves to identify additional steps we can take to fight racism. As a University, we must examine all aspects of this institution—from our scholarly work to our daily operations—with a critical eye and a bias toward action. This will be an ongoing process, one that depends on concrete and reasoned steps."

- President Christopher L. Eisgruber, Sept. 2, 2020

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