Past Events

Apr21
The Next System and the Academy

The Next System and the Academy: Systemic Crises, Movements, and Change in the 2020s

What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of transition?

Center for Social Science Research

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Online

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.

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Apr19
2021 Seeds of Change Recognition Week: Nominees & Awardees Social Media Spotlight

2021 Seeds of Change Recognition Week: Nominees & Awardees Social Media Spotlight

Social Action and Integrative Learning

April 19, 2021, 7:00 AM to April 23, 2021, 11:00 PM
Online Location

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.

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Apr14
On Racial Injustice and Restorative Action

On Racial Injustice and Restorative Action: A Conversation with Spencer Crew and Derrick Johnson moderated by Stefan Wheelock.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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.

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Feb9
Fiction on the Fly

Fiction on the Fly

A creative event for alumni and friends of all ages!

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:00 PM
Zoom Event

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.

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Nov16
President Washington hosts Freedom and Learning Forum

President Washington hosts Freedom and Learning Forum

Theme: Social justice, Anti-racism, and Inclusion

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Monday, November 16, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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. 

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