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Understanding Systemic Racism and Privilege
HNU Social Justice Speaker Series

The Social Justice Info Series is a four-part series sponsored by the Undergraduate Criminology Program and the Center for Social Justice at HNU. This series is born out of a need to address the civil unrest experienced nationally, internationally and collectively by our students and others, in response to policing practices impacting communities of color.

The info series is intended to facilitate transformative learning and create a space to have real conversations that address current issues, and present opportunities for growth that can affect healthy, productive change within the criminal justice system and the community at large.

Understanding Systemic Racism and Privilege

Program Overview: In this session, guest presenter Dr. Rodney Coates will define systemic racism, discuss its origins, and present the historical and current practices sustaining systemic racism today.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Rodney Coates Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Gerontology and the Director of Black World Studies at Miami University. Dr. Coates has published extensively in the area of critical race and ethnic relations.