In solidarity with nationwide efforts to support Black lives, Utah State University will host a virtual teach-in on Wednesday, September 9th. The event is set to take place on the second day of a national #scholarstrike inspired by professional athletes’ protests against systemic racism. Co-sponsored by the Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research, the CHaSS Anti-Oppression Committee, and the Latinx Cultural Center, the USU teach-in seeks to connect national conversations to our own academic and local communities. Through a series of panel discussions, USU students and faculty will address issues such as athletes’ efforts in addressing racial injustice, links between religion and racial (in)justice, COVID-19 and police brutality as public health crises, local perspectives on Black Lives Matter, and police reform in Utah. All discussions will be available online to serve as resources for education and activism here in our local community.

For information on the national event, visit scholarstrike.com.