University Life Forum: Black Lives Matter, Protest and Creating Change

June 11, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This virtual Columbia University community gathering will focus on addressing racial injustice in our society and the ways in which we can individually and collectively achieve transformative change.


  • Jelani Cobb, Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism, Columbia School of Journalism
  • Courtney D. Cogburn, Associate Professor, Columbia School of Social Work
  • Robert Fullilove, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Medical Center, and Associate Dean, Community and Minority Affairs, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Frank Guridy, Associate Professor of History and of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Olatunde C. Johnson, Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Suzanne B. Goldberg, Executive Vice President for University Life
  • Dennis Mitchell, Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

The event will also be recorded and posted on the University Life website.

RSVP is required. You’ll receive a confirmation email before the event with instructions and a password for joining on Zoom. You may submit a question during registration.

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