July 1, 2020New 2020 Grant Awards
The Sachs Program is happy to announce the grants awarded from our recent call for proposals - for projects led by or primarily serving Black artists and practitioners within the Penn community. We are supporting eight new projects by staff, alumni, students, fellows and artists.
June 30, 2020Kelly Writers House Forum Amplifies Ideas and Voices on Racial Justice
Kelly Writers House livestreamed and recorded, a videoconference on racial justice featuring faculty, students, staff, and alumni. The Writers House is forming a working group for racial justice to connect its community and share readings, writings, ideas, resources, and projects to provide information and comfort and to “challenge racist assumptions and structures.
June 30, 2020PennPraxis Design Fellows Take on the Real World with Design Solutions
Ellen Neises, an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, came to lead PennPraxis, she saw an opportunity for students to take on more ambitious projects, and to build new practice areas that would demonstrate the School’s capacity for interdisciplinary design. PennPraxis Design Fellows work with community leaders to develop an engagement strategy for The Park at Penn’s Landing.
June 30, 2020‘Beauty Alone’ is a Reason to Read Q-INE
Q-INE is a new student-run magazine highlights perspectives from the Penn LGTBQ+ community. A 2020 Sachs grants recipient; Q-INE includes poetry, essays, and artwork. Founder Acevedo says, “the magazine represents the diverse student body that we talk about at Penn. If we hope to train the cream of the crop, we have to get into the weeds about what diversity actually means.”
June 29, 2020Charles L. Howard Named Penn’s Vice President for Social Equity and Community
As Vice President for Social Equity and Community, Howard will lead programs and initiatives that promote and support communication, collaboration, research, and innovative programming within the Penn community that deepen awareness and help to advance the University’s mission of fostering social equity, diversity, and inclusion.