The COMloquium Series features monthly one-on-one intimate conversations with Dr. Whitehead and a selected guest to discuss relevant and timely issues around racial, social, and healing justice. The goals are to provide a starting point for engaging with these issues, both on campus and around the country; explore solutions on how to foster understanding of the causes and consequences of systematic sources of injustice; analyze the inter-relationship between race and social justice; and, identify and discuss potential strategies for resolving violent conflict and building and sustaining peace. Guests will include authors, activists, artists, columnists, politicians, and community leaders.
November 12, 2020
A conversation with Jerika Richardson, the Senior Vice-President of the National Urban League, on the state of Black America; the short- and long-term impact of Election 2020; and, the future of grassroots political organizing within the Black community.
November 2, 2020
A special Election 2020 conversation discussing why your vote is your voice; the future of white supremacy and the impact of voter intimidation and suppression; and, why the last 60 years of progress are in danger of being overturned with Leonard Pitts, Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and the author of The Last Thing You Surrender.
October 28, 2020
A conversation on the history of Medical Bondage and the impact of racism and white supremacy within the medical field with Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, the award-winning author of Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology.