Governors State Faculty Experts Available for Interviews
'Examining Race in America' is an excellent showcase of our scholars’ knowledge and passion for a more equitable society. Their analysis of systemic issues is honest, inspiring, and necessary."
Social Justice SMEs share passion, expertise
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(University Park, Ill.) – As the nation celebrates Black History Month, eight Governors State University (GSU) faculty scholars reflect on the work to address racial inequities that remains undone. Newly released “Examining Race in America,’’ is a series of stories, podcasts and videos that explore the far-reaching tentacles of systemic racism.
Faculty experts in the areas of education, social work, housing, criminal justice, and food equity are available for interview.
GSU President Cheryl Green praised the series as a necessary examination of the nation’s complicated past. Still vivid in her mind are images from a funeral almost 70 years ago that captured national headlines following the murder of Emmett Till, a young Black boy in Mississippi.
“I can remember my parents talking about the public viewing of Emmett Till’s body in 1954. Sadly enough, six decades years later, we have another reminder of racial injustice and intolerance with the death of George Floyd among many others. The country has moved forward, but we still have to work to provide equal protection under the law, and equal opportunity for our students and fellow citizens,’’ Dr. Green said.
A point of pride is the university’s commitment to social justice for Dr. Green. “Governors State’s faculty members are dedicated to ensuring students receive a well-rounded education that includes not only academic, but real-world lessons to inspire civically engaged leaders. 'Examining Race in America' is an excellent showcase of our scholars’ knowledge and passion for a more equitable society. Their analysis of systemic issues is honest, inspiring, and necessary as we move toward a brighter future – together,” she said.
View the Examining Race series here.