University Life Forum: Black Lives Matter, Protest and Creating Change

Thursday, June 11, 2020
4:00pm to 5:30pm

You're invited to the University Life Forum: Black Lives Matter, Protest and Creating Change on Thursday, June 11 at 4:00 PM on Zoom.

This virtual Columbia University community gathering will focus on addressing racial injustice in our society and the ways in which we can individually and collectively achieve transformative change. It will feature the following experts from across Columbia University:

- Jelani Cobb, Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism, Columbia School of Journalism.
- Courtney D. Cogburn, Associate Professor, Columbia School of Social Work.
- Robert Fullilove, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Medical Center, and Associate Dean, Community and Minority Affairs, Mailman School of Public Health.
- Frank Guridy, Associate Professor of History and of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
- Olatunde C. Johnson, Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School.

The panel will include Suzanne B. Goldberg, Executive Vice President for University Life, and Dennis Mitchell, Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, who will open the forum.

The event will also be recorded and posted on the University Life website.

RSVP is required. You'll receive a confirmation email before the event with instructions and a password for joining on Zoom. You may submit a question during registration.

Registration ends at 3:30 PM on June 11, 2020, but anyone can watch the livestream on the University Life website without needing to register. Visit The livestream begins at 4 PM.

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