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Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Center Events
August 17th, 2022
February 21st, 2024
Dr. Nicole Ramsey
University of Texas (Mexican American and Latina/o Studies)
This talk unveils an intricate web of erasure, identity, and belonging within the Belizean and Black Central American diaspora.
In this talk, Dr. Ramsey will focus on the intricate dynamics of race and ethnicity within the Belizean community in the U.S., with a specific focus on Los Angeles. Highlighting the experiences and subtleties of Blackness and Black Identity, Dr. Ramsey will examine how the status of Black Belizeans in Central America and Belize shapes their diasporic journey in the United States. Through a nuanced lens, this talk will explore the nuanced process of identity formation, addressing the challenges and varied aspects faced by those at the intersection of multiple racialized geographies. Ultimately the discussion unveils an intricate web of erasure, identity, and belonging within the Belizean and Black Central American diaspora.
Funded by The Global Citizens Fund; Sponsored by Race and Ethnicity Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Feminist Studies, and Latin American and Border Studies.
LocationF.W. Olin Building, Room 110
Date & TimeFebruary 21 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
February 27th, 2024
Lecture by Dr. Bridget Goosby, “Joy and Pain? Findings from a Study on Black Women Faculty’s Health, Support, and Well-being on the Tenure Track”
Dr. Bridget Goosby ’97
Professor of Sociology and co-director of the LifeHD Health Disparities Research Lab at the University of Texas at Austin; SU Alum, Sociology, 1997
Black women comprise only 3% of the total tenure track faculty at universities across the country but make incredible intellectual contributions. Notably, their accomplishments do not protect them from the consequences of racial inequities, including health morbidities. However, in the presence of adversity these scholars not only survive, but in many cases thrive. Dr. Goosby will discuss findings from her mixed methods national study leveraging data from in-depth interviews and surveys with the purpose of elevating and celebrating Black women faculty while also shedding light on the tremendous challenges they experience in their careers as faculty.
LocationF.W. Olin Building, Room 105
Date & TimeFebruary 27 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
‘From Drug Cartels to Criminal Enterprises: Government Crackdowns and the Evolution of Organized Crime in Mexico’
Dr. Marco Alcocer, SU ’14
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Academy Scholar
Lecture Summary: Scholars have long argued that organized crime expansion is extremely difficult and rare since these groups rely on local networks and are unable to operate without some degree of state protection, which they often lack outside their historical strongholds. Yet, Latin America is currently experiencing significant criminal expansion. Why do criminal organizations expand beyond their historical strongholds and what explains where they go? Moreover, what are the implications for democratic accountability and citizen wellbeing? In this presentation I will show that government interventions in the drug market can create incentives for drug cartels to diversify their activities and expand to territories with lucrative new business opportunities. Cartels then seek to gain state protection when entering new political jurisdictions by exploiting electoral cycles to capture local politicians, allowing them to operate with impunity and worsening citizen well-being.
Lecture Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Southwestern University
LocationA. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, Prothro Room, 2nd floor
Date & TimeFebruary 27 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
January 29th, 2024
Date & TimeJanuary 29 - 8:00am
November 29th, 2023
The JEDI Center invites you to The More You Know About Racism Panel on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30 PM in the McCombs Ballroom.
This annual panel discussion is about the discrimination and racism experiences among our students of color, both on and off campus.
The audience will include students, staff, and faculty members of the Southwestern community. FREE FOOD!!!!
The student organization with the most attendees will receive a pizza party for their organization!
LocationMcCombs Campus Center
Date & TimeNovember 29, 2023 - 7:30pm
November 15th, 2023
Join the Pirates for Pride student organization in welcoming Angel Carroll, Williamson County (District 52) Texas State House of Representative candidate for the 2024 election, to SU’s campus! Angel is eager to meet with the SU community this Wednesday evening in the McCombs Ballrooms at 7pm.
The P4P will be providing food and drinks for this event.
LocationMcCombs Campus Center Ballrooms
Date & TimeNovember 15, 2023 - 7:00pm
October 26th, 2023
October 4th, 2023
In celebration of National Hispanic & Latine Heritage Month, the JEDI Center hosts a panel that will feature prominent thoughts of leaders, successful business people, and talented professionals from the Hispanic and Latine communities.
Panelists will share their journey to their respective positions and reflect on the personal and professional experiences that have shaped their careers. You will gain insight into how their identities and communities have influenced their paths. Panelists will also share barriers overcome and advice based on experiences.
LocationFondren-Jones Science Building
Date & TimeOctober 4, 2023 - 5:30pm
Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Center News
President Laura Skandera Trombley has joined an important national network of college and university presidents and chancellors who commit to making their institutions learning environments where Latino students thrive.