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ACTION: Racial Justice and Equity, May 2024

May 2024 - Volume 1, Issue 3

This edition features a wide-ranging interview with Trustee Chair Jean MacCormack, as well as stories about a student trip to Selma, Alabama, thoughts from Professor Jakari Griffith, and a new professional development initiative born of a collaboration between the Division of Human Resources and Talent Management and the Division of Student Success, Equity and Diversity.


Publisher’s Welcome with Dr. Karim Ismaili

Dr. Karim Ismaili, executive vice president and provost discusses the importance of campus wide involvement with racial justice and equity at BSU.

“This wide representation of voices from across campus speaks to the great number of faculty, librarians, staff, administrators and students working to advance racial equity and justice.”

Read Dr. Ismaili’s full letter »

Featured Stories

BOT Chairperson Jean MacCormack

Trustee Chair Jean MacCormack shares her thoughts about racial justice and equity

Yolany Gonell (l) and Jazzmyn Rodrigues (r)

New initiative to feature DEIB resources and more

BSU students pose in front of a Selma sign

Students learn and give back during alternative spring break trip to Selma

Dr. Jakari Griffith

Dr. Jakari Griffith on racial-justice progress on campus

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Action: Racial Justice and Equity at BSU is designed to provide tangible examples of how the university is working to advance the cause of racial justice and equity through its commitment to implementing the recommendations from the Special Presidential Task Force on Racial Justice. This e-magazine is distributed by the Division of Marketing and Communications. Questions or story ideas about racial justice and equity at BSU? Email