Institute for the Study of "Race" and Social Justice General Meeting

When: Tue, Nov 10 2020 4:00pm - Tue, Nov 10 2020 5:00pm 

Where: Zoom


Tues. 11/10/20, 4-5 pm MST


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Meeting ID: 950 8831 0289

Topic for Discussion:

*Cultivating Race and Social Justice Courses/Curriculum Across the Disciplines for Undergraduate and Graduate Students as well as Community*


Create an institutional archive/academic genealogy/timeline of race and social justice course offerings across departments and academic units that will be deposited in the UNM Digital Repository for posterity.
Provide support and resources for instructors interested in strengthening multidisciplinary race and social justice studies for undergrad and graduate students in their own departments/programs



For more information and to join the RACE_SOCIAL_JUSTICE listserve visit Institute Website:, page down and click “Join Listerve Now.”


  1. Indigenous Territorial Acknowledgement: What does it mean to walk the talk?
  2. Approve Agenda; Welcome; Introductions and Sign in (Name, Pronouns, Email Affiliation in Chat). Please add yourself to the Listserve by visiting Institute Website:, page down and click “Join Listserve Now”;
  3. Listing Race and Social Justice Course Offerings Spring 2021/Fall 2021: Are you or do you know someone teaching an undergraduate or graduate race and social justice course? Please place the course number/title, your name and email in the chat so that we can post on If you would like the course reviewed for inclusion as an approved course that meets the leaning outcomes for the undergrad/grad race and social justice certificate email the syllabi to: (More on the learning outcomes visit:, click “certificate”). Thank you!
  4. Announcements: Intersectionality Institute for Pre/Postdocs attached; Call for Proposals Policies for Action - Racial Justice attached (Letter of Inquiry due 11/24). The Transdisciplinary Research, Equity and Engagement Center (TREE Center) for Advancing Behavioral Health is committed to supporting behavioral health research that will increase health equity in New Mexico due 1/19/21 (see attached).v For more information on the NM Governor’s Racial Justice Council Visit: NM Governor’s website at: UNM Latinx Faculty Alliance meeting T 11/10@12noon, more info: UNM 2020 Census Complete Count Committee Archival Project Meeting April 7, 2021@9am, more info:; Congratulations out the 2020-21 Critical Race Scholars:
  5. Conversation Questions:
    • History and place matters. Ethical commitments to antiracism and social justice matter. Many students finish graduate and undergraduate degrees and have not had the opportunity to take a class on the history of race, racism, antiracism and social justice as part of the core learning outcomes of any degree granting program in higher education. How do we reflect on the past, present as we imagine possibilities for the future of teaching and learning on race and social justice?
    • What is the status of race and social justice courses/curriculum at the Undergraduate, Graduate Level in your department/program? How do we as a university critically reflect on structural/systemic/institutional racism in the curriculum (e.g., undo omissions and include learning outcomes on antiracism in the curriculum/pedagogy, other ideas)? Are students representatives invited to department committees meetings as part of mentoring experiences and pathway to academia?
    • What is the historical context of your department’s genealogy/historiography of race and social justice courses in your program/department? What does a timeline of race and social justice courses in your department/program look like? How has that changed over time?
    • How can mapping and examining the academic genealogy/historical trajectory of race and social justice course offering in each department/program inform our future? What could co-created curriculum look like?
    • How can on-going critical reflexivity (individual instructors; department and program units; colleges and institution accountability structures) about the meaning of race, the levels of racism (internalized, interpersonal, institutional/structural), settler colonialism, anti-Blackness, intersectionality, colorblind racism, critical race studies and ruling relations in the 21st century academy help catalyze scholarly and teaching innovations on race and social justice across the disciplines in the years to come?
    • What more do you want to know about the history, current status and future of critical race studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels across departments/programs to better serve students and community needs and advance knowledge projects and teaching on racial and intersectional justice? If you are interested in office hours/individual 30-consultations on your courses/degree requirements/efforts to include race and social justice in the curriculum please email

  6. Next Meetings: T 2/23/21, 4-5pm (*ZOOM FORTHCOMING* Suggested Topics for Discussion / Agenda Items Always Welcome! Other Updates? Grant Opportunities, Teaching, Classes, Community Engagement on Race and Social Justice? Please send to Dr. Nancy López, for posting under our events calendar.
  7. Announcements & Events: *Please add yourself to the Listserve by visiting Institute Website:, page down and click “Join Listserve Now” and forward info you would like posted to

Below are some webinars/recordings/opportunities that may be of interest.

Sociology Speaks: Experts Explain the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

Recorded October 19

Panelists: Karyn Lacy (University of Michigan), Bandana Purkayastha (University of Connecticut), and Shelley Correll (Stanford University).

For video visit:

An Informational Webinar about the Day of Action Against White Supremacy in Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Please mark your calendars!

Date of Webinar: Friday, November 13, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m. Pacific (4:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern)

To register:
This webinar describes the upcoming Day of Action Against White Supremacy in Schools, Colleges, and Universities, and shares examples of how you can participate at your campuses. The nationwide Day of Action (, scheduled for November 19, responds to increasing calls to censor anti-racist education and builds on the statement, "Education for Democracy Demands Educating Against White Supremacy," which has been endorsed by 2200+ educators, scholars, and organizations.

Already, educators at dozens of campuses have committed to participate. This webinar aims to help us all to prepare. The lead author of the joint statement, Kevin Kumashiro, will describe the Day of Action. Other organizers of the Day of Action will share strategies and ideas about whom to address, which issues to include, how to rally collaborators, and where these actions fit in larger initiatives and movements. This webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required. We will try to make a recording of the webinar available at the website of the Day of Action soon after. We hope to see you at the webinar and to work alongside you!

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Kevin Kumashiro, Ph.D.

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When: Fri, Oct 30 2020 12:00pm

Where: Online

Toxic Ivory Towers and URMF Talk

A Seminar with Professor RUTH ZAMBRANA

Distinguished University Professor

University of Maryland

Toxic Ivory Towers is the first book to examine the institutional factors impacting the ability of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty to be successful at their jobs and to flourish in academia. Despite the changing demographics of the nation, the percentages of Black and Hispanic faculty have increased only slightly. The book explores how these social statuses influence the health and well-being of URM faculty, and also how institutional policies and practices can be used to transform the culture of an institution so URM faculty can thrive.


22nd Annual NM Data Users Conference
When: Mon, Nov 16 2020 12:00am - Fri, Nov 20 2020 12:00am

Where: Online

22nd Annual NM Data Users Conference

This year we will hold the conference virtually due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 restrictions. There is no fee this year. This virtural format will give attendees the opportunity to take in more sessions!

Each of the sessions will be individual webinars that are about 1 hour and 15 minutes long. The sessions will be held throughout the week. Some of the sessions will be held on Zoom while others will be hosted on the Census Bureau's WebEx platform. You may register for all sessions or choose them individually.

From: Parra-Medina, Deborah M <>
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2020 3:46 PM
Subject: APPLICATIONS OPENING: Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institutes

Dear Colleagues:

Do you know of students or colleagues, who work in intersectional qualitative research methods? Can you help us identify applicants in the social and behavioral sciences for two critical week-long training institutes? As Directors of the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity and theLatino Research Institute, we are deeply engaged in advancing the next generation of underrepresented minority scholars and committed to building pathways to successful research careers. You, too, can join us in this effort by helping spread the word. There are two options:

  • For Early Career Faculty
  • For Advanced Doctoral Students
Hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park

In-person, subject to change

Hosted by the University of Texas at Austin

Remotely delivered via Zoom

Dates: June 6-11, 2021

Dates: June 14-18, 2021


Improve methodological skills; write for publication; navigate the academic environment to ensure retention, tenure, and promotion.


Develop critical race and intersectional perspectives; enhance qualitative research data analyses; prepare for a successful research career.

Still want to know more about the Institute for Advanced Doctoral Students? Get all your questions answered during an online info session with the Institute’s core faculty on Zoom webinar.

Live Info Session: November 16 at 3 pm (CST), RSVP HERE.

The application will be opening for both institutes on Monday, November 2, 2020.

The Institutes are designed to provide an equity lift to successfully navigate the next critical transition in the applicant’s academic/research career pathway. Institute objectives are to enhance qualitative intersectional research skills, writing skills and scholarly practices, and to create a network of intersectional scholars. We also intend to strengthen the intellectual and social capital of these participants through tailored professional development.


Director, Latino Research Institute

Professor, Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
The University of Texas at Austin | 512-475-9315 |


Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health Funding Opportunity - RWJF

For more than 45 years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has worked with others to address the major health and health care issues of our time. A constant cycle of research, evaluation, and learning has always driven our work. RWJF’s vision of a Culture of Health is rooted in our ...



established January 2009; Mission: promote the establishment of empirical, theoretical and methodological clarity about "race" that draws on cutting-edge thinking from multiple disciplines and diverse empirical traditions promote clarity about race, racialization that builds on the insights of multiple disciplines; develop strategies for ameliorating race-based inequality


established July 2014, first in the country. Mission: intersectional justice through harmonizing data, analysis, policy making and praxis for better serving diverse communities through intersectional knowledge projects anchored in the importance of examining the simultaneity race, gender, class and other intersecting social locations within systems of difference, power, inequality and resistance for equity-based policy making and practice


Indigenous Sovereignty; Inclusive Leadership: Diversity is our strength; Interdisciplinary, Transdisciplinary Research; Multiple Epistemologies & Methodological Approaches; Transparency and Critical Self-Reflexivity; Ethical Equity-Based Accountability; Community Collaboration, Education & Outreach; Attention to Power Dynamics & Commitment to Power Sharing; Intersectional Justice & Social Responsibility; Do No Harm

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