Be the Solution: Interrogating Structural Racism

On November 6, 2018 at 11am, in the Atrium, Stamp Student Union, The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace, The Critical Race Initiative, and MLAW Programs will be co-hosting a conversation on solutions to Structural Racism. 

Social institutions have the power to either enable or restrict individual agency and opportunity toward a better life. Structural racism is one such inhibitor of institutionalized “practices and behaviors that produce a racial structure—a network of social relations at social, political, economic, and ideological levels that shapes the life chances of various races.” Structural racism harms people, maintains division between racial groups, and minimizes social justice. What actions can social institutions and individuals take to become the solution to structural racism? This symposium aims to answer this question by interrogating structural racism and promoting an interchange of ideas between panel speakers and the audience. Come and find out how you can be part of the solution.


Dr. Luisa Boyarski, Assistant Director of Georgetown University's Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership and Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy

Dr. La Marr Jurelle Bruce, Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of Maryland College Park

Dr. Hoda Mahmoudi, Research Professor and Chair, The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace, University of Maryland College Park

Dr. Rashawn Ray, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland College Park 














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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:00am

Atrium, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park


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