Past Events


Indigenous Racial Justice – “How We Go Missing”

Spring 2022

In conjunction with the Anishinaabe Theater Exchange’s residency this Spring, the Racial Justice Institute will host a panel discussion entitled “How We Go Missing.” This panel will highlight the many ways Native American people have, and continue to, go missing in the United States both physically and metaphorically.

Anishinaabe Theater Exchange Residency

May 2022

The Racial Justice Institute and Lab for Global Performance and Politics sponsor the performance of a new work developed by the Anishinaabe Theater Exchange titled “How we go Missing” as a part of their biannual event The Gathering. The Anishinaabe Theater Exchange is a Native artist collective that aims to wield the power of theater to share Native American stories and activate community networks.

Zora On My Mind Residency

May 2022

A performance residency, sponsored by the Racial Justice Institute in May 2022, will give space and time for the continued development of Zora on My Mind, a jazz/blues chamber musical. This new musical written by Racial Justice Institute co-founder/leader Anita Gonzalez explores the nuances of representation, independence, and success for Black women.

Values-Based Lecture

April 21, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Griffith presents the lecture titled “I’m a little lost… is health equity on the way to social justice, or are they the same place?” This virtual event will be moderated by Dr. Debbie Barrington, assistant professor in the school’s Department of Human Science. The Committee on Mission and Values is pleased to sponsor this virtual event.

John Carroll Weekend: Nashville

Saturday, April 2, 2022, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Board of Governors Plenary Session Panel Discussion: “Racial Justice at Georgetown: The Departmentalization of African American Studies and the Racial Justice Institute.” A presentation by Dr. Robert Patterson (C’02), professor of African American Studies and the inaugural chair of the Department of African American Studies at Georgetown University, and Dr. Anita Gonzalez, professor of performing arts and African American studies at Georgetown University and a co-Founder of the Racial Justice Institute

John Carroll Weekend: Nashville

April 1, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

“Iconic Voices for Civil Rights, Racial Justice, and Self-Determination: The Music of James Brown, Ray Charles, B. B. King, and More.” Speakers: Soyica Colbert, PhD (C’01); Anita Gonzalez, PhD; Rosemary Kilkenny (L’87, Parent’06); Robert Patterson, PhD (C’02)

Race, Racism, and American Media

February 25-26, 2022
This event, co-sponsored by Georgetown Law school, University of Houston Law Center, and Media 2070 Free Press, explores historic and contemporary racial discrimination in all modalities of modern media. Racial Justice Institute co-founder Robin Lenhardt is a participant.

Writing Black Women – “Zora on My Mind”

“Writing Black Women” will explore how four Black feminist scholars write their presence into artistic and academic  narratives. Zandria Robinson, Kym Moore, Alexandria Davis, and Jordan Ealey join Racial Justice Institute co-founder/leader Anita Gonzalez in a conversation building from their engagement in the musical Zora on My Mind.


Reading Race Book Club: “The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans – And How We Can Fix It”

Friday, November 19, 2021
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Dorothy A. Brown, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law
Discussion Moderator: Robin A. Lenhardt, Professor Law, Georgetown Law

Supreme Court October Term 2021 Preview

The Supreme Court Institute & American Constitution Society – GULC Chapter, Federalist Society – GULC Chapter invite you to attend the Supreme Court October Term 2021 Preview: Abortion, Second Amendment, Affirmative Action, and more…
Friday, September 17, 2021
12:30 – 2:00 PM EDT
McDonough 200
Professor Michael Gottesman
Professor Erica Hashimoto
Professor Robin Lenhardt
Professor Paul Smith
Professor Irv Gornstein, Executive Director, Supreme Court Institute