For many, the Derek Chauvin verdict provokes a sense of relief; justice has been served in some capacity. Some may not share this sentiment, and others may feel that the United States has much more to do as we address racism, policing, and justice in our country.
Now’s the Time to Combat Climate Change and Environmental Racism, says NPR’s Steve Curwood
March 31, 2021
God’s timing isn’t always our timing, but we must act immediately to address a climate emergency and environmental racism, said Steve Curwood, executive producer and host of NPR’s award-winning environmental news program Living on Earth, during Georgian Court University’s Critical Concerns Week 2021.
Poet Patricia Smith to Give Virtual Reading at Georgian Court University
March 24, 2021
To celebrate the start of National Poetry Month, Georgian Court University’s Department of English will host award-winning Visiting Poet Patricia Smith for a free virtual reading on Thursday, April 1 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Zoom. The event will include a reading, student-led interview, and audience Q&A.
GCU Stands with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
March 18, 2021
Georgian Court University adamantly denounces any form of racism, xenophobia, or discrimination; we do not tolerate it on our campus. Further, we stand in support with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community—both here and abroad.
Critical Concerns Week Explores Racism and the Environment
March 16, 2021
Georgian Court University’s Critical Concerns Week 2021 will explore two topics that are among the Sisters of Mercy’s humanitarian priorities and also dominate newspaper headlines: Racism and the environment. A robust program of more than 20 events, all free and nearly all open to the public, will be presented virtually from March 18 through 25.
New Chief Diversity Officers Make Equity Their Mission
March 8, 2021
At Georgian Court University, chief diversity officers Dr. Joy Smith and Dr. Ria DasGupta believe they were born for this work—making equity, inclusion and diversity the norm rather than the exception.
Message to the GCU Community: Celebrating Black History Month
February 1, 2021
In celebration of the 95th anniversary of Black History Month, GCU’s Black Student Union (BSU) and the Council for Diversity and Inclusion will host trivia nights, discussions, and community read sessions that focus on Black identity—in both academia and the world at large.