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Kirwan 20th Anniversary Symposium

The Ohio State University

September 29, 2023

WOSU Headquarters
1800 N. Pearl Street, Columbus OH 43201

*The symposium will also be live-streamed*

Join us through the livestream here


Please join Ange-Marie Hancock, executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, at WOSU Headquarters for all or part of this engaging event.

 Friday, September 29,2023

TimeSession Information
8:00 – 9:15 amRegistration and Breakfast
9:15 amWelcome
9:30 am – 10:45 am 

Impact Plenary I: Kirwan as a Community Partner 

Moderator: Jason Reece, Ohio State Vice Provost for Urban Research and Community Engagement
Ponsella Hardaway, MOSES Detroit
Matt Martin, Columbus Foundation
Carla Williams-Scott, City of Columbus Department of Neighborhoods
10:45 - 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am – 12:15 pm   

Impact Plenary II: Kirwan’s Long Research Shadow 

Moderator: Maurice Stevens, Ohio State Associate Dean for Engagement, College of Arts and Sciences
Mikyung Baek, Kirwan Institute
Hasan Jeffries, Ohio State Departments of African American and African Studies & History
Manuel Pastor, USC Equity Research Institute and Department of Sociology
12:15  –12:30pmBreak
12:30 – 2 pm 


Kirwan’s Next Decade: A Strategic Vision for Transformative Impact

2:00 – 2:15 pmBreak



2:15 – 4:00 pm

Closing Plenary: Kirwan and the Global Future of Studying Race and Ethnicity

Moderator: Karen Patricia Williams, Executive Director, Ohio State College of Nursing Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth
Ray Block (Ohio State ’06 PhD ), Pennsylvania State University and RAND Corporation  
César Cuauhtémoc Garcia Hernandez, Ohio State Moritz College of Law
Cynthia Young, Ohio State Department of African American and African Studies