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The Office of the President’s “Black at Hostos” Town Hall series virtual presentations affirms the value of gathering and learn outside of the classroom. On March 9, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) Professor of Legal Studies Kathy Taylor delivered a powerful and historical account of how a legal codification process, based on racism, created a system to keep black communities under hold.
“Becoming Jim Crow: A Long, Legal History” was moderated by Diana Kreymer, Assistant to the President and Director of the President's Office, with Hostos Professor Kristopher Burrell, Ph.D.
Professor Taylor reiterated her gratitude to Dr. Cocco De Filippis for inviting her to be a part of this journey with Hostos Community College.
The next and last presentation of the Spring semester “Black at Hostos” Town Hall series is scheduled for April 14, 2021 with “We Too Sing America: From Experimentation to Participation,” starting at 3 p.m. and accessible via a Zoom link here.
About the “Black at Hostos” Town Hall Series
In the wake of international calls for racial justice in 2020, student leaders at Hostos stood up and voiced their fears and hopes and demanded the College take a stand supporting Black Lives. In response, Interim President Daisy Cocco De Filippis spearheaded a working group to address their concerns. Out of the students’ righteous cries, the Black at Hostos Town Halls series became a 2021 Spring Semester program.