Close out the 2021 spring semester with these virtual events

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Examine the comparative history of post-slavery liberation. Pitch an entrepreneurial idea. Discuss the role of design in creating equitable infrastructure. These events and more are on the schedule for the end of April.

Learn about Black Lives Matter from a criminal justice author

In its fourth annual David B. Schulman Distinguished Lecture, the Institute on Race and Justice will host Michigan State University professor Jennifer Cobbina to discuss her recent book, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America.” Listen in on Tuesday, April 20, at 5 p.m. EDT. 

Check out projects from Linguistics students

In the Linguistics program poster session, held on Wednesday, April 21, at 9 a.m. EDT, browse work current Linguistics students accomplished this semester in a variety of courses.

Examine the comparative history of post-slavery liberation

Join a workshop hosted by the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project featuring Tufts professor Kris Manjapra, who will discuss the comparative history of 19th Century  emancipation processes and post-slavery liberation struggles across the Atlantic world as part of his current book project, “Black Ghosts of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Problem of Emancipation.” Tune in on Wednesday, April 21, at 4 p.m. EDT.

Learn about the erosion of medical consent

In the newest installment of the Composite Bodies Series, tune in to a discussion with Harriet A. Washington from Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics to dive into Washington’s research on the ways the law fails the U.S. medical-research system and how other research subverts legal protections and regularly violates patient, civil, and human rights. Join on Wednesday, April 21, at 5 p.m. EDT.

Discuss the role of design in creating equitable infrastructure

How do we create beautiful, just, and resilient places? Join Anne-Marie Lubenau and Ted Landsmark in the last Myra Kraft Open Classroom of the semester to discuss how the creation of inclusive places can address community welfare and affect economic, environmental, and social change. Tune in on Wednesday, April 21, at 6 p.m. EDT. 

Discover the Plant Shift Initiative

Join a conversation with engineering industry leaders to discuss how they have engineered new designs and systems within their fields to be more plant-based on Thursday, April 22, at 3 p.m. EDT.

Perfect your personal garden

Celebrate Earth Day in this Global Learner Support workshop on best practices, tips, and tricks for all levels of gardening enthusiasts. Learn how to build your own personal garden on Thursday, April 22, at 4 p.m. EDT.

Overcome your imposter syndrome

Join this workshop to learn more about imposter syndrome and its capacity to make us feel like we don’t belong in or aren’t good enough for our academic programs. Tune in on Thursday, April 22, at 2 p.m. EDT. 

Pitch an entrepreneurial idea

Join Pitchathon, an entrepreneurial showcase hosted by IDEA, Northeastern’s venture accelerator, to pitch an original idea or listen to ventures tell their stories in a fast-paced series of five-minute pitches on Thursday, April 22, at 6 p.m. EDT. 

Dive into the connection between design, urban ecology, and public health

Tune in to a panel with leaders from the College of Arts, Media, and Design to explore the future of work and how technological and design factors are driving its transformation. Join the virtual conversation on Wednesday, April 28, at 3 p.m. EDT.

Get inspired by tech entrepreneurs

Hosted by the Roux Institute at Northeastern University, join a virtual discussion with tech entrepreneurs David Cohen and Mitch Wainer to examine how inspiration can lead to industry success. Tune in on Thursday, April 29, at 6 p.m. EDT.