Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Policy Over Platitudes
March 15, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Raul Fernandez, Ed.D., Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Boston University, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Has Black Lives Matter become the new Thoughts and Prayers? In the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police, a multiracial, multigenerational uprising emerged and called upon us to reimagine our systems and address with greater urgency the longstanding, existential threats of racism and colonialism faced by Black and Indigenous communities and other communities of color. This session will be an opportunity to take stock of the progress our organizations have made since 2020, to consider where we’ve fallen short, and to explore how targeted shifts in policy can lead to meaningful change for those who need it most.
About the Speaker
Raul Fernandez, Ed.D., is the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He was the first in his family to earn a college degree and is now a college professor and an accomplished educator, with thousands of people having attended his workshops at campuses, conferences, and organizations around the country and internationally. Dr. Fernandez is an appointee to the Racial Imbalance Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and an elected Select Board Member in Brookline – the first Latinx person ever elected to that position.
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