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Equity Thursdays

Equity Thursdays offer weekly presentations by members of the Tulane University community and invited guests from Greater New Orleans. Faculty, Students, Staff, Alumni and Friends share information regarding topics of academic access.  The sessions discuss cutting edge research, distinctive academic opportunities and offer a forum for reflection on the intersection of identity and the academic experience. The Center for Academic Equity serves lunch (free of charge) from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. We welcome students, faculty, and staff to come to Equity Thursdays and join the Center for Academic Equity community.

This semester, Equity Thursdays will return as a mix of in-person (both active and passive) events and online meetings. Active in-person Equity Thursdays will be held outside in the same format as years past while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Passive in-person Equity Thursdays will take the form of in-person, self-guided activities that participants will be able to move through at their own pace. Online Equity Thursdays will take place over Zoom. Specific details about each Thursday can be found on our Wavesync page.

Fall 2020

  • August 20              Advice from the Elderly: A Returning Student Panel (Zoom Event)
  • August 27              The Counseling Center Grab-and-Go Lunch (In-Person Event)
  • September 3           Reflecting on the Anti-racist Movement (In-Person Self-Guided Activity)
  • September 10        Global Coronavirus Responses (In-Person Self-Guided Activity)
  • September 17        Communication Across Cultural Borders (In-Person Self-Guided Activity)
  • September 24        Quarantine Cooking (Zoom Event)
  • October 1               Tour of Truth (Zoom Event)
  • October 8               Student Takeover (TBD)
  • October 15             Student Takeover (TBD)
  • October 22             De-Stress with the Counseling Center (In-person)
  • October 29             Idea Symposium (In-Person Self-Guided Activity)
  • November 5           Election Reflections (Zoom Event)
  • November 12         Idea Symposium (In-Person Self-Guided Activity)
  • November 19         End-of-Semester Kick Back (TBD)


Spring 2020

  • January 16th       TU Communitea Takeover
  • January 23rd       Passport Talk with Study Abroad
  • January 30th       Audre Lorde with OGSD
  • February 6th       CAE Story Circle
  • February 13th     CAE Grants Workshop
  • February 20th     Networking: Privilege and Power
  • February 27th     Mid-Semester Check-In
  • March 5th           Coping with Minority Stress: A CAPS Meet and Greet
  • March 19th         Posse Plus Retreat Debrief 
  • March 26th         Newcomb-Tulane College Moves Online! 
  • April 16th            Last Equity Thursday of the Semester!