Speaking of Justice: Race, Racism, and Reform
A New Roosevelt House Public Programming Series Featuring Hunter Faculty and Special Guests

Welcome To “Speaking Of Justice:” A Message From Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab

The motto of Hunter College is “mihi cura futuri—the care of the future is mine.” And never has caring for the future meant more to our community than it does now.

With the fabric of our society under strain—a stubborn pandemic on one hand, and a reckoning with racial injustice on the other—all of us at Hunter have directed renewed energy to making sure the future is safer, healthier, and more equitable for our students, our faculty, our school, and our city.

Among our new initiatives at Hunter is a new series of virtual Roosevelt House public programs exploring the historical and political roots of racism—and the urgent need to confront and cure it. We call the series Speaking of Justice: Race, Racism, and Reform.

On this site you will find an archive of these programs. We hope they bring you continued access to the renewed hope—and the fresh ideas—they have already generated.

Jennifer J. Raab
President, Hunter College


The writing and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute or Hunter College.


October 8, 2021

Speaking of Justice — My Name is Pauli Murray

January 11, 2021

[Students Only] Speaking of Justice — After the Capitol Siege: Exploring History, Law, and Justice

October 30, 2020

Speaking of Justice — Election 2020. Who has the answers? Students ask the questions.

September 29, 2020

Speaking of Justice — Policing: Reform, Defund, or Abolish?

July 30, 2020

Speaking of Justice — Code Switching: Style, Expression, or Survival?

July 23, 2020

Speaking of Justice — Hunter Alumni Advancing Racial Equity

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July 16, 2020

Speaking of Justice — Health Care for All? Confronting the Racial Divide


July 13, 2020

Speaking of Justice — Down with Monuments and Symbols?

July 2, 2020

Speaking of Justice — Protest as a Path to Progress: Making Black Lives Matter