Researcher in Residence
The Georgetown Gender+ Justice Initiative is delighted to welcome French journalist, writer, and award-winning filmmaker Rokhaya Diallo as an inaugural Researcher in Residence for 2021-2023.
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Mass Shooters Often Have A History Of Violence Against Women
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Deborah Epstein, director of Georgetown University Law Center’s Domestic Violence Clinic, about the link between violence against women and mass shootings.
G+JI Statement of Solidarity with AAPI Communities
On March 16, a white man killed eight people, six of whom identified as Asian women, in 3 Atlanta-area spas. Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andr
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One Year After Police Killed Breonna Taylor: Law Students, Faculty #SayHerName
To mark the anniversary of Taylor’s tragic death ─ and to cap a year of protests it sparked around the country ─ the journal unveiled a new award in honor of excellence in student social justice scholarship. The inaugural recipient of the Breonna Taylor Prize is Alden Fletcher (L’20), whose winning entry explores how historic preservation law fails low-income and nonwhite communities, such as Washington’s Barry Farms neighborhood. Fletcher plans to donate the $500 prize to two nonprofit social justice groups.
New Racial Justice Institute Co-Director Combines Psychology and Public Health to Advance Health Equity
February 22, 2021 – One of the distinguished scholars to join the university’s new Racial Justice Institute (RJI) uses his expertise in the fields of psychology and public health to promote health equity through the lens of ethnicity, gender, and race.
Dr. Derek M. Griffith – currently a professor of medicine, health, and society and founding director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt – will begin his new role at Georgetown July 1, serving as founding co-director of RJI.
Civil Rights Champion Robin Lenhardt (LL.M.’04) Returns to Georgetown to Help Lead New Racial Justice Institute
Professor Robin A. Lenhardt (LL.M.’04), a leading scholar on race and the family, has returned to Georgetown Law to serve on the faculty and co-lead the university’s new interdisciplinary Racial Justice Institute.
Finance Expert Professor Reena Agarwal Recommends Steps to Close Gender Gap Found in Venture Capital, Private Equity Fields
McDonough School of Business professor Reena Aggarwal talks about the gaping disparity between men and women in the finance industry and recommends steps to help bridge it.
Georgetown Launches Racial Justice Institute With Multidisciplinary Leadership
Georgetown announced on February 2nd, 2021, the establishment of a new Racial Justice Institute (RJI) and the hire of three faculty members in the areas of law, the arts, health and public policy who will lead the institute’s interdisciplinary work that pushes the frontiers of knowledge about race, equity and action.
The Racial Justice Institute at Georgetown will serve as a hub where scholars, activists and thought leaders may work across the academic, policy and advocacy spaces and serve as a place to seed and inspire the next generation of scholars and leaders addressing the vestiges of enslavement and well-being of Black, Indigenous and people of color.
Celebrating the First GU African American Nursing Graduates During Black History Month 2021
An oral history project is ensuring that the memories and voices of the first African American women to graduate from the School of Nursing – between 1964-1969 – are elevated and become a part of Georgetown University’s historical record.
Professor Curates Smithsonian Exhibit That Examines Impact of Young Women on Society Through Intersectional Lens
Mireya Loza, an associate professor in the Department of History, participated in the curation of an exhibit currently on display in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The exhibit, titled Girlhood (It’s Complicated) will be featured through January of 2022 and details the complexities of young womanhood through a myriad of aspects in society.