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Fall 2020 Newsletter

This has been a busy time for the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR). In the last few months, the nation has focused some much-needed attention on issues of race, racism and race relations. It has been a time of devastation, enlightenment and transformation--very heavy lifting. We each have something to contribute. To find out about CSRRR efforts, see below.  Please join us in our work. 

Announcing CSRRR’s Associate Directors

CSRRR is pleased to announce that we have twelve new Associate Directors. Our Associate Directors are members of the UF Law faculty, who represent broad areas of race-related expertise. We look forward to highlighting their scholarship and working with them in identifying and planning future CSRRR projects. To learn more about our amazing cadre of Associate Directors, please visit our website.

CSRRR Summer Webinar Series
 

The worldwide responses to the killing of George Floyd came in many forms, including racial unrest and social protests in support of Black life. CSRRR launched a Summer Webinar Series on Racial Justice, which brought expert panelists, university communities, and citizens around the nation together to grapple with our contemporary world. Please view and listen to the webinars below.

In Memory of Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn

We are deeply saddened at the passing of our colleague and friend, Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn.  Professor Hilliard-Nunn, who taught in UF's African American Studies Program, was a longtime supporter and contributor to the work of CSRRR. She participated on CSRRR panels, attended Race Center events, and was always available when we needed her insights, expertise and advice.

In October 2008, as CSRRR planned a program to mark the 50th anniversary of desegregation at UF, we asked Dr. Hilliard-Nunn to curate a short documentary on UF and race. The video she created, “First Footsteps: The Struggle for Racial Desegregation at UF,” is fantastic. The film pays tribute to W. George Allen, UF Law’s first Black graduate (and UF's first Black graduate). After watching the documentary, the standing room only audience in the Chesterfield Smith classroom gave Dr. Hilliard-Nunn a standing ovation.

To watch the short documentary, click here

To read a few of the tributes to Dr. Hilliard-Nunn, see President Kent Fuchs' comments on Twitter and stories in the Alligator and The Gainesville Sun.

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