On behalf of President Anthony Monaco, you are cordially invited to join us at the 2021 Tufts Presidential Symposium on Community Partnerships. This year’s timely theme will be: Centering Racial Justice During the Pandemic and Beyond. The symposium is scheduled for Friday, April 16, 2021, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
The Presidential Symposium is an annual signature event that brings the university together with community partners. We learn from each other, share ideas, and build new partnerships and collaborations.
This year’s virtual program will focus on how the university and local partners are working toward racial justice and fostering caring communities. The Honorable Maura Healey, Attorney General of Massachusetts, will deliver a keynote address followed by two panelists: Ben Hires, Executive Director of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, and Elebetel Assefa, a Tufts junior and Tisch Scholar.
In addition to the formal presentations, virtual breakout groups on more than a dozen different topics led by community partners, faculty, staff, and students will provide ample opportunities to delve deeper into the conversation.
I hope that you are able to join us. Each participant must register for a unique zoom link and to specify which breakout discussion group that you would like to join. Click here to register.
Please register in advance as this ensures that everyone is assigned to their chosen breakout room. You can choose your top two choices from the list and you will placed in either one of these choices. The deadline to register for this event is on April 13, 2021 at 12pm (EST).
Discussion Group/Breakout Room Topics:
– Art for Social Change
– Boston (city-wide)
– Boston’s Chinatown
– Environmental Justice
– Families & Children
– Food Insecurity
– Housing Justice/Homelessness
– Immigrant/Refugee Communities
– Jobs/Worker’s Rights
– K-12 Education
– Racial Justice/Racial Reckoning
– STEM education outreach
– Supporting High School Students
– Voter engagement
This event is sponsored by the Office of the President, Tisch College of Civic Life, and the Office of Government and Community Relations.