Brandeis Education Program Supports call for Greater Diversity

The Brandeis Education Program supports the recent calls for greater diversity within the Brandeis community. Our faculty, students and university will greatly benefit from the presence of more professors and students of color. We are committed to doing our part to making this happen. We further support a safe learning environment for all our students. We recognize the importance of the issues raised by #FordHall2015 and efforts to engage our community in an open discussion of pressing questions of racial justice and inclusion on our campus and in our society.

As educators we also ask:  What should faculty and students be reading and discussing together? What structures would provide safe settings for serious and critical discussion? How can our students play a leadership role in these conversations? These issues are especially salient for us as educators concerned about the quality of public education and troubled by the persistent inequities in our schools and society.  We will to continue our work to raise and answer these questions with our students and colleagues.