George Mason University will conduct its 54th Spring Commencement virtually in accordance with public health recommendations on Friday, May 14. Information about the CHSS celebrations will be shared on the college's website and will be continually updated.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of systemic crisis, decay, rebuilding, and transition? Join us for a meaningful discussion among leading policymakers, innovators, community organizers, and academics working to prepare our society for a transition to a more democratic, sustainable, and fair political and economic system.
Featuring keynote U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (2nd CD, WI), Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson), Dr. Gar Alperovitz (Democracy Collaborative), Dr. Amy Best (George Mason University), Dr. Diane Fujino (UC Santa Barbara), Peter Knowlton (UE General President, retired), Dr. Ben Manski (George Mason University), and Mike Strode (U.S. Solidarity Economy Network).
This is an Earth Week Event sponsored by the Center for Social Science Research, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Democratizing NOVA project at George Mason University, with support from many partners.
April 19, 2021, 7:00 AM to April 23, 2021, 11:00 PM
To continue Mason's tradition of celebrating and recognizing everyone’s impactful and incredible contributions to our local and global community, Social Action & Integrative Learning will be running a Seeds of Change Nominees & Awardees Social Media Spotlight Campaign from April 19th through 23rd, 2021.
On Racial Injustice and Restorative Action: A Conversation with Spencer Crew and Derrick Johnson moderated by Stefan Wheelock.” A virtual event sponsored by the GMU Center for Humanities Research, this discussion will celebrate the life and work of Mason’s preeminent public historian and former director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Spencer Crew. Dr. Crew and NAACP President Derrick Johnson will dialogue about the lessons we might learn from America’s racial past while offering strategies for restorative justice in an era of racial hostilities.
Meet three past winners of the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award, who will share how they draw from their own experiences to tell beautiful, complex stories about immigrants' lives in the US.
Members of the Anti-Racism Inclusive Excellence Taskforce, along with President Gregory Washington, invite your participation in the second of two virtual town hall meetings from 2:30 - 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 4.
Join CHSS alumni and explore the world of creative writing with assistant professor of English, and Mason alum Art Taylor, as he hosts an interactive and fun session for all ages. Featuring MFA in Creative Writing alumnus Matthew Norman and current third-year student Kyra Kondis. The audience will help select a sentence that will launch a story and a sentence that concludes it. Then these guest wordsmiths will be challenged to forge fiction on the fly. Audience members can also try their hand at the challenge. We'll hear some of your storytelling attempts, then listen to what our guest authors created. Non-writers are especially welcome.
This event is part of the MFA in Creative Writing's 40th Anniversary Celebration and Mason Homecoming 2021.
Mason President Gregory Washington will host a Freedom and Learning Forum with a theme of racial justice, anti-racism, and inclusion. Panelists will Provost Mark Ginsburg, CHSS Dean Ann Ardis, Faculty Affairs Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Well-Being Milli Rivera, University Life Associate Dean Creston Lynch, and Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force co-chairs Shernita Parker and Wendi Manuel-Scott.