The annual Lender Symposium features the 2019-2021 Lender faculty and student fellows, and a keynote address from Mark Anthony Neal.
Casarae Abdul-Ghani, assistant professor of African American Literature and Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, will present the findings of “The Social Justice #Hashtag Project”, along with student fellows Abigail Tick, Andrea Constant, Grace Asch, and Adriana Lobo. They will present original research examining the intersection between social media and social justice. Through a digital humanities framework, student fellows will share a short documentary and data visualizations for hashtags that went viral and garner critical discussions about topics that center diversity and inclusion.
Keynote speaker Mark Anthony Neal serves as Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University where he is also the founding Director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture, and Entrepreneurship.
The Lender Center for Social Justice is a University center promoting multi-disciplinary and dynamic collaborations that support the development of courageous and ethical scholars and citizens at Syracuse University who are committed to practices of social justice. The Lender Center for Social Justice, managed and housed in the School of Education, aspires to foster proactive, innovative, and interdisciplinary approaches to issues related to social justice, equity, and inclusion.Register Now