Two Major RIC Events Announced for Fall 2023

Crowd of protesters on JHU campus

The Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship is pleased to announce two major events for the Fall 2023 semester.

First, RIC will host a fall kick-off event on Thursday, September 14, 5pm–7pm, called What Comes Next: Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship after Affirmative Action. It will take place in the Clipper Room of Shriver Hall. Over the past half-century, historically white universities have experimented with diversifying their student and faculty bodies within the U. S. Supreme Court’s increasingly narrow definition of affirmative action. In Summer 2023, the Court ended altogether the diversity regime it created. Now, universities must ask: what comes next? This event will feature brief presentations by RIC director Dr. N. D. B. Connolly, RIC graduate fellow Sheharyar Imran, and RIC undergraduate fellow Natalie Wang, followed by a reception with food and drink.

Second, RIC and Inheritance Baltimore will host a symposium on Thursday, October 19, 10am–3pm, called Racism and Repair at and beyond Johns Hopkins University. It will take place at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center (847 N. Howard St.). This event will feature the first public presentation of three years of research funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation by teams of leading experts, who have been excavating how academic departments in the medical sciences, social sciences, and humanities at Johns Hopkins University both created racist forms of knowledge and expertise and were reshaped by anti-racist and desegregation struggles in the twentieth century. This event is open to the public. Lunch will be served. RSVP to ricjhu at jhu dot edu.

An array of RIC’s usual programming, to be announced soon, will complement these two events, but we wanted to invite everyone to mark your calendars now.