ELAC to Host Town Hall on Racial Equity and Social Justice with Dr. Angela DavisPosted: Nov/3/2020 1:55 PM
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November 3, 2020
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MONTEREY PARK, CA – East Los Angeles College (ELAC) will be hosting educator and activist Angela Davis for their final virtual town hall of the fall. Dr. Davis will use her extensive experience on this issue to answer questions from ELAC faculty and staff. This virtual town hall will be November 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the President’s Office, the ELAC Foundation, and the Women/Gender Studies Program.
Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.
This Town Hall will not only be a vital resource to our community, but it will also be in celebration of the 100th anniversary of One-woman-One-Vote. The historic 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote was passed in 1920 but the Women’s Suffrage movement started 72 years prior to that in 1848.
The ELAC Town Hall will support the racial equity and social justice framework developed to foster and promote racial equity and an anti-racist culture at ELAC. This event focuses on professional development and training around diversity, equity, inclusion, equitable teaching practices, implicit bias, micro-and macro-aggressions and anti-racist behaviors for all ELAC students and employees. This event is also being used to support the 75th anniversary of East Los Angeles College. Dr. Davis herself spoke on our campus as a part of an open forum held by the ELAC Black Student Union in 1970. ELAC has always valued social justice and change and will continue to educate its students, faculty and staff on diversity and inclusion.
ELAC Professional Development is also hosting a Brown Bag Event Thursday, November 5th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event will center around a discussion of selected writings of Angela Davis in preparation for the Town Hall. This Brown Bag Event is open to all ELAC employees and you can register by clicking here. To receive flex, please register in the Vision Resource Center at: http://bit.ly/BrownBagEventFlex.
This event is free for all ELAC students, faculty, and staff and you can register in advance to receive an email containing information about joining the virtual webinar. The link to register is http://bit.ly/townhall111320.
The ELAC Women and Gender Studies at ELAC is an interdisciplinary academic program which aims to expand students’ understanding and appreciation of women and LGBTQ lives and experiences both historically and in contemporary societies worldwide. To learn more about the program please click here.
ELAC is in its 75th year as an academic institution and continues to serve the Los Angeles area with education needs. This academic year is a celebration of our past and an excitement for our future. To learn more about some of the key alumni in our 75 years of history please click here.