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Black Lives Matter in Research 2021

Building Transdisciplinary Collaboratives and Approaches to Addressing Racism in Research
November 3-4, 2021

Keynote flyer


With speaker support provided by:

  • DAY 1:
  • 9:30-10:30 Keynote – Dr. Chenelle Jones, Assistant Dean, Community Engagement Chair, Public Safety Programs, Franklin University
    • Moving Beyond Hollow Words: Strategic Approaches to Foster Inclusivity and Make Black Lives Truly Matter in Research
  • 10:30-11:30 Authentic Engagements with the Black Community Panel – Dr. Breea Willingham, Dr. Michael Hannon, Dr. Sean Wilson, & Moderator: Dr. Jason Williams
  • 11:30-12:00 BREAK
  • 12:00- 1:00 Optional Working/discussion Group
    • Student Focused Working and Discussion Group with Michael Hunt (Meeting style)
    • IRB and Research Professionals Working and Discussion Group with Dr. Doretha Walker and Eric Allen (Meeting style)
  • DAY 2:
  • 10-11 Panel: Supporting our Students of Color   – Sponsored by the Latinx/a/o Caucus Panelists include:  Dr. Mayida Zaal, Dr. Jazmin Reyes-Portillo and Carmen Reyes Cuevas
  • 11-12 Optional Working/discussion group
  • 12-12:30 – BREAK
  • 12:30-1:30 Keynote – Dr. Tanya Maloney, Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning, Montclair State University
    • Research for who?: Commitments, traditions and practices in research for Black Lives
Speaker Bios
Reference Materials
Working Group
  • Leading Members (new working group members welcome):
    • Dr. Doretha Walker
    • Michael Hunt, UMBC
    • Amy Krenzer, Montclair State University
    • Hila Berger, Montclair State University
    • Eric Allen, USF
    • Cami Lind, University of Denver
    • Tanise Jackson, Florida A&M
    • Tonya Ferraro, Harvard
    • Dr. Dannielle Davis, Saint Louis University
    • Duke Morrow
  • Objectives:
    • Bring attention and awareness to implicit bias and racism in research design and in ethics review processes
    • Share approaches and documents to assist IRB professionals in addressing Black Lives in research review
    • Share approaches for IRB professional that will assist researchers radically change research design
  • Meeting Monthly
  • For more information email co-chairs: Hila Berger and Doretha Walker
Event Cost

Registration for this event was free – Instead we ask that you consider a donation to one of the following:

  • MSU Food Pantry
    • If you’d like to support the on-campus food pantry, you can make your gift online. Please select “Red Hawk Pantry” on the donation form.
    • You also can choose from our Amazon Wish List. Once you have chosen items be sure to request they be delivered to the following address:
      The Red Hawk Pantry C/O Sonja Tillman
      Montclair State University
      1 Normal Ave
      Student Center Rm 104
      Montclair NJ 07043