Join Prairie View A&M University for the opening of The Ruth J. Simmons Center For Race And Justice.
PVAMU announced its creation in June following the death of George Floyd and the civil unrest that ensued.
President Simmons mentioned the formation of The Center along with other initiatives in an open letter to the university community. She acknowledged that “Fighting racism and discrimination and upholding justice must always be among our highest callings.”
Plans for The Center include:
- Requiring all incoming students to take a course on the history of race, class, and gender in the US.
- Creating a Research Fellowship program that will bring scholars from across the nation to the campus annually.
- An Activist-in-Residence position, which will bring advocates, activists, and those who have worked on behalf of justice to the campus to build on our students’ long history of political engagement.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021