Changing Landscapes: Implications of the SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision on Higher Education
On July 6, 2023, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion held the Changing Landscapes: Implications of the SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision on Higher Education panel. The panel of experts engaged in a conversation regarding the potential outcomes and impacts of the SFFA v. UNC and SFFA v. Harvard cases and their rulings on underrepresented groups in admissions and higher education. You can view the panel discussion below.
Trans Studies Conference
On March 31st and April 1st the Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted Johns Hopkins University’s first Trans Studies Conference.
The conference, Destitution and Power: the Trans Experience, posed necessary questions of visibility and representation: Can the trans person speak—and be heard? How does one show up and show themselves as trans? How and when is the other perceived as trans? What are the difficulties and opportunities of finding language for trans narratives? What would—or does—a trans world look like? From art and the media to philosophy and literature, from anecdotal experience to social implications, key figures in trans studies came together to recognize the achievements, individuate social urgencies, and map the work still needed to attain equitable representation for trans people, including two-spirit, transgender, transexual, genderqueer, non-binary people. The speakers are at the forefront of critical theory and provide important insights in the widespread debates on medical, architectural, and legal decisions that democratic institutions currently face.
For more information on the conference, please visit the Trans Studies Conference webpage.
Changing Landscapes: Impacts of the June 2022 Supreme Court Ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
On September 29, 2022, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion held the Changing Landscapes: The Impacts of the June 2022 Ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization event. The panel of experts explored the ramifications of the ruling on access to reproductive health care and the potential implications for LGBTQ+ communities. Please find a recording of the session below.