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Race, Racism & Racial Equity (R3) Symposium: Transformational Research – Dismantling Systems of Oppressions in Justice, Education and Health

The Race, Racism and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium is a series of virtual events that bring together scholars and researchers from across campus to share their work with Carolina and the broader community.

We will provide context on the state of race at UNC and in the U.S., complementing the work of the Chancellor’s Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward. R3 will also highlight the stellar and innovative work of our graduate researchers. R3 is co-hosted by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Jordan Institute for Families and the UNC School of Social Work‘s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

This symposium was initially meant to be an annual, stand-alone event. However, the collective thirst for information, discussion and examination of race, racism and racial equity has been so powerful that it was expanded into a series.

Our fifth R3 event in the symposium series will highlight scholarship from UNC graduate students, research scientists, and faculty from the School of Government, the School of Education and the School of Public Health. Their work examines racial equity interventions used to dismantle systems of oppression and can help us understand what actions can disrupt racism and create more just systems. Equitable practices call us to center the communities most impacted by our research. Two of the UNC scholars will be joined by their community partners to share their experiences with community-university partnerships.