Segal Program

Segal Program Racial Justice/Antiracism Summit

Based on a powerful idea from Segal Fellows in 2020, The Segal Program is planning a Racial Justice/Antiracism Summit for Segal Fellows to be held by early summer 2021. We hope you’ll consider joining with other Fellows in planning the Summit, and we look forward to having as many Fellows as possible join us during the event, and in the continued work that will follow.

Dr. Maria Madison and Segal Fellows discussing bringing their full selves
Dr. Maria Madison leading discussion with Fellows at 11/2/19 Retreat

Segal Fellow Racial Justice/Antiracism Summit (Draft; final details TBD by committees)

  • Who: For Segal Fellows and Segal Staff, with involvement from larger Segal Network
  • What: A virtual summit focused on understanding and pursuing racial justice and antiracism work, incorporating Fellows and others who are doing this work
  • When: By summer 2021 (late spring or early summer)
  • Where: Virtually, with opportunities for large and small group connection
  • Why: To continue to expand the Segal Fellows’ and Segal Program’s knowledge about, capacity for, and commitment to racial justice and antiracism work and to come out of the summit with a plan for how we will continue this work, individually and together

Summit Planning Committee

This group will meet 1-2 times per month from February through June or July 2021 to think about and support overall management of the logistics, people, and goals involved in the summit.  Additional input will be requested via email between meetings. As we move forward, individuals may choose to take on more specific roles (such as event outreach, crafting goals/desired outcomes, supporting the post-summit efforts, etc.).

Summit Programming Committee

This group will meet about once a month together and, with guidance from the committees and staff, will spend some time individually reaching out to find speakers and/or planning/facilitating trainings and group sessions to build out meaningful content for the summit.

Committee Members so far (still to be divided among the two committees):

Damond Ford, Bria Price, Robyn Pratt, Lamar Butler, Gabriel Fontes, Lila Givens, Leah Sakala, Jade Eckels, Chris Capron, and Marianne Sierocinski. (Susie and Kyle will staff both committees and support the overall summit.)

Opportunity to Join Us/Next Steps:

  • If you’d like to help and haven’t already signed up to be on one of the committees, please email Susie (flugsilva@brandeis.edu) by 2/3 and express whether you are interested in the Planning Committee, the Programming Committee, either (as needed), or have other ideas/resources to share.
  • If you have already volunteered for one of the committees, Susie will be following up to find out which committee you would like to focus on and set our next meetings.
  • Whether or not you can help with the Summit planning, we hope all Fellows will make the time to join us virtually for this important gathering and the continued work to come.
  • We will develop “pre-work” opportunities, including readings, a regular community of practice (CoP) on racial justice, and more. Please contact Susie if you have ideas/would like to support the “pre-work” opportunities but aren’t able to be on a committee.