President Joseph E. Aoun has outlined the following series of actionable steps to advance justice and cultural literacy throughout our university community and to help end systemic racism.
The Addition of an NUPD Advisory Board
The board’s mission is to guide, inform, and strengthen NUPD’s relationship with the community—both within and outside Northeastern.
Elevation of the Presidential Council on Diversity and Inclusion
The council, formed in 2013, has been charged with finding new opportunities for Northeastern to become more diverse, inclusive, and equitable, and to advance the cause of racial justice.
John D. O’Bryant African American Institute
Supporting students of African origin and engaging the broader university community in developing student leaders.
Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project
Helping scholars, policymakers, and organizers seek justice for civil rights crimes committed during the period of 1930 to 1970.
Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
Developing and implementing policies to improve the quality of life and social justice in urban areas.
Institute on Race and Justice
Providing critical research to influence issues of race and inequality in the criminal justice and education systems.
Every day our students, faculty, staff, and alumni put ideas into action to build a more inclusive and equitable community. It’s important to share our stories and support one other in this commitment.
Northeastern celebrates life, legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The university’s annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. was held on Jan. 12 at East Village on the Boston campus. “A Tribute to the Dream” included remarks by Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo, former chief justice of Ghana, and a panel discussion with prominent Northeastern graduates, moderated by Richard Harris, associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Words—and tribal location—matter to citizen of Cherokee Nation
Ellen Cushman, a Cherokee citizen and the dean’s professor of civic sustainability and English in Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities, says: “The story of the evolution of the Cherokee writing system is an important facet of Cherokee perseverance as a tribe and as a people.”
The Harriet Tubman House may be gone, but its legacy is preserved forever thanks to Northeastern’s library
A unique collaboration between Northeastern’s library, the Boston Public Library and community organizations aims to preserve, tell and share local histories and narratives that would have been lost to the past.