Champions of Social Justice Recognized at UC Davis Equity Summit
By Anna Skarr on March 2, 2020
"Hundreds of people will come together to celebrate and learn from one another as activist educators, community members and experts who fight for equity and collective change on Tuesday, March 10, at the University of California, Davis. The occasion will be the university’s 10th annual Equity Summit, an event that will include the presentation of Social Justice Awards to nine individuals.
Keynote speaker Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist and leader in education, will address the responsibility of educators to forge connections between learning and justice. Last summer, upon her retirement from Harvard University after a career of nearly 50 years, the chair that she occupied was renamed the Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Endowed Chair, making her the first African American woman at Harvard to be so honored. Her pioneering work in the social sciences explores new ways to analyze education, culture and social change.
The summit, on the theme of collective possibilities for a more equitable future, has been organized by the Office of Research and Policy for Equity at UC Davis with assistance from the university’s Equity Task Force."