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Diversity & Democracy: Examining the Past, Transforming the Future

Posted on November 20, 2018

Examining the Past, Transforming the Future – AAC&U Publication

Diversity & Democracy, Summer 2018
Vol. 21, No. 3

This issue of Diversity & Democracy examines how colleges and universities are studying the histories of their institutions and local communities, connecting history to present-day issues, and working to create a better future. The colleges and universities featured in this issue are working to promote equity, integrity, and civic responsibility by strengthening campus/community relationships and creating new programs, practices, and legacies.

From the Editor: Studying the Past to Build a Better Future
By Emily Schuster, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Examining the Past, Transforming the Future
Higher Education and a Living, Diverse Democracy: An Overview
By William C. Purdy, California State University–Northridge

Racial Healing Circles: Empathy and Liberal Education 
By Gail C. Christopher, Ntianu Garden: Center for Healing and Nature and formerly the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Freedom University: “Where You Walk in Undocumented and Leave Unafraid” 
By Laura Emiko Soltis, Freedom University

A Legacy of Education for Liberation
By Fernando Esquivel-Suárez, Freedom University and Spelman College

The Strength of Our Solidarity: A Student Reflection
By Rafael Aragón, Freedom University and Eastern Connecticut State University

Campus and Community Practice
Reckoning with Slavery at Georgetown
By Adam Rothman, Georgetown University

For Our Ancestors and Our Descendants
By Mélisande Short-Colomb, Georgetown University

Transforming the Negative Legacy of the Unethical United States Public Health Service Syphilis Study
By Betty Neal Crutcher, University of Richmond and Tuskegee University; Joan R. Harrell, Auburn University and formerly Tuskegee University; and Wylin Wilson, Harvard University and formerly Tuskegee University

A Descendant’s Personal Reflection 
By Betty Neal Crutcher, University of Richmond and Tuskegee University

Jesuits, Jazz, and Justice: Remembering the Past and Working for a More Just Future
By Karin M. Cotterman and Nolizwe Nondabula—both of the University of San Francisco

Perspective
Global Indigenous Studies: The Navajo Technical University Experience
By Wesley Thomas, Navajo Technical University, and Amy Horowitz, Indiana University

A “Boatload of Knowledge”: New Ideas in a Would-Be Utopia
By Emily Watson, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Diversity & Democracy supports higher education faculty and leaders as they design and implement programs that advance civic learning and democratic engagement, global learning, and experiences with diversity to prepare students for socially responsible action in today’s interdependent but unequal world.


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