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Project Happyvism

#ThisIsAmerica is a series that brings together UConn faculty, alumni, and students to discuss and unpack systematic racism, social justice, and human rights issues.

It spotlights the individuals, organizations and movements fighting for justice and equity, and against oppression and white supremacy. 

Enjoy access to our free Social Justice Resource Guide here


This Is America: Censorship of Books  

Thursday, February 23 | 6:30 - 8 p.m. ET
Online - Zoom

Challenges to books about race, gender, and sexual orientation are nothing new in America, but the tactics and politicization are. Join us for a discussion on how book-banning attempts have grown in the U.S in public libraries, schools, and prison libraries.  Learn about the current and historical attempts at restricting books about race and LGBTQIA+ identities.

UConn Nation and all friends of UConn are welcome to engage in this program. 

Meet Our Panel



UConn Alumni

UConn School of Social Work

UConn Neag School of Education

UConn College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

UConn African American Cultural Center

UConn Asian American Cultural Center

​​​​​UConn African American Alumni Council

UConn Office of Diversity & Inclusion

UConn Women's Center


Questions & Additional Information


If you have questions or require additional information for this 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.​  

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While participating in events held or sponsored by the UConn Foundation on UConn’s campuses, participants are required to comply with UConn’s visitor guidelines.  These guidelines can be found at here. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, the University nor the UConn Foundation can guarantee that its participants, volunteers, vendors, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.