image of Gail Cruise-Roberson, Lisette DeSouza, Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, LaShawnda Lindsay, Layli Maparyan

Advancing Racial Justice Through Research and Action

Oct 21, 1–2:30 PM
Free and open to the public

The United States is in the midst of a long-overdue reckoning with systemic racial inequality. To move the needle on this issue, each of us needs to take it upon ourselves to understand structural racism, and — just as importantly — take action to dismantle the systems that keep it in place. During this program, panelists will discuss the ways they advance racial justice through their research and action work at the Wellesley Centers for Women. Panelists will also offer ways that participants can take action to advance racial justice in their lives and their communities.

This virtual program is part of the Social Change Dialogues series hosted by the Wellesley Centers for Women. The series is made possible with support from the Cowles/Sulzberger Fund, an endowed gift to the Centers. View a recording of the event.


  • Gail Cruise-Roberson, Co-Director, National SEED Project, Wellesley Centers for Women
  • Lisette DeSouza, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, National Institute on Out-of-School Time, Wellesley Centers for Women
  • Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., CAGS, Director, Open Circle, Wellesley Centers for Women
  • LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Wellesley Centers for Women
  • Moderator: Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Katherine Stone Kaufmann & Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women; Professor of Africana Studies, Wellesley College 

This event is part of #WellesleyVotes.

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