OSU-Newark holds MLK commemorative event

Published in the Newark Advocate

By Maria DeVito

Joshua Bates, with the Kirwan Institute, was a panelist and spoke about the movement Black Lives Matter and race in America.

“I believe it’s important to talk about issues surrounding race and building strategies that are race-specific,” Bates said after the panel. “When we’re talking about like Black Lives Matter, understanding that in the broader context of the history of race in the United States and also contemporary programs that sort of address these inequalities that are based on race in an emphatic way.”

OSU-Newark Multicultural Affairs Program Manager Vorley Taylor said she wanted to include different social movements so different perspectives could be seen and heard.

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The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was established in 2003 as a center for interdisciplinary research at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.