Getting real about racism, diversity and inclusion

The first Freedom and Learning Forum hosted by President Washington. The theme of this forum is “Racial Justice, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion" providing the opportunity for the campus community to participate in dialogue with President Washington and key leaders on issues of campus climate, racial justice, equity and inclusion. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Understanding what anti-racism, diversity and inclusion mean for George Mason University was just one of the goals of Monday’s Freedom and Learning forum hosted by President Gregory Washington.

Ensuring a common definition of the terms helps create meaningful dialogue, and helps the Mason community understand the work of the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force. The group was formed by Washington in response to both the high-profile death of George Floyd at the hands of police and the nationwide racial justice movement.

“We shouldn’t – we cannot – run away from these discussions,” Washington said. “We have to have engagement on these topics.”

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Posted in Global and Multicultural Competence, Racial Justice 2020.