UConn Alumni

December 1, 2020

1:00-2:15 PM EST via Zoom Webinar


#ThisIsAmerica: Alumni & Activism

In the next installment of our #ThisIsAmerica social justice series we'll focus on civil rights and criminal justice reform. Leading this discussion are UConn Alumni, who are CJR champions and work tirelessly to bring light to and enact change on the issues and challenges within our communities. They are on the front lines of this movement, having difficult conversations and working to shift the dynamics and empower a positive trajectory for our country. Join us for this important dialogue as they discuss education reform as it relates to criminal justice, police accountability, voting, the crime victim's role in criminal justice reform and much more. 


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September 24, 2020

1:00-2:15 PM EST via Zoom Webinar


#ThisIsAmerica: Social Disparities Facing Marginalized Communities

It's no secret that social disparities are prevalent in marginalized communities. The current climate of racism, white supremacy, anger, fear and divisiveness in America is having significant impact on many children and adults. Join us for the inaugural installment of our #ThisIsAmerica social justice series for a stimulating discussion as we learn about and analyze systems of oppression that affect minority communities. Topics covered range from ​​​​​​how students of color living in poverty are supported by their community, the mental health disparities among minority communities and racial profiling of African Americans during COVID-19 to the issues of obesity and food insecurity among minority communities, especially for African American women, and the ways racial equity supports nutritional health.


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UConn Alumni

UConn College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

UConn School of Social Work

UConn Women's Center

UConn Office of Diversity & Inclusion

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Questions & Additional Information




If you have questions or require additional information for any of these three events, please contact Abigail G. Jackson, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations via email.

Continuing Education Credits

Participants wishing to earn CECs must attend the full program as we do not prorate CECs for partial attendance. Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive an email from SSWCE@uconn.edu inviting you to apply for CECs and pay the $15 administrative recording fee. You must use the same first name, last name and email address when you register for the program and apply for CECs

Please provide your full name and email address during the registration process to receive more information.

All Zoom information would be provided upon registration.​  

These events may be recorded for UConn and UConn Foundation promotional materials.