The Virginia Tech Alumni Association sponsored “HokieTalks: Exploring Contemporary Social Justice Issues” on March 24, 2021. During this free virtual event, several Virginia Tech experts delved into strategies for achieving social justice.

The panelists were:

  • C. L. Bohannon, an assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Design, who will discuss “Using Community History and Identity to Design for Social and Environmental Justice”;
  • Brandy Faulkner, the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies and a collegiate assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, who will present “Power Concedes Nothing without Demand: Political Efficacy, Civic Engagement, and Black Movements for Change”; and
  • Broderick Turner, an assistant professor of marketing in the Pamplin College of Business, who will discuss “Social Justice Branding and White Racial Salience.”

Laura Belmonte, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, moderated the panel discussion.

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HokieTalks are hourlong conversations that give Hokies an exciting insider look at current research that is making a difference. The talks are short and engaging, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions.