Through a variety of online seminars and speeches, the university sought to highlight “individuals and groups from UMass Boston, the broader Boston community, across the U.S. and the world who have worked as activists within the BLM movement.”

The school intended for its Black Lives Matter Day to provide a “learning, reflective, and growth experience” “centered on generating awareness of systemic anti-Black racism and injustice and to promote positive change to redress these issues in society.”



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