Spring Quarter - Allying, Action & Accountability
- May 24, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Join the UC Davis Graduate School of Management on Monday May 24, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., for our 21-Week Anti-Racism Culmination event featuring speakers James Burch and poet Alexandra Huynh. This event is the final session of our year-long community group and is open to the public.
Over the course of the 2020-21 school year, and in alignment with the UC Davis Principles of Community, the 21-Week Anti-Racism Challenge strives to create opportunities for every member of our community to have access, a welcoming place, and a heard voice in issues that are relevant in today’s world and business.
5:00 – 5:10: Welcome/Acknowledgement of Land Grant
5:10 – 5:20: Remarks from Dean H. Rao Unnava
5:20 – 6:00: Invited Speaker James Burch, Policy Director of the Justice Teams Network
6:00 – 6:15: Q&A for Mr. Burch
6:15 – 6:30: Alexandra Huynh, Sacramento Youth Poet Laureate, SAYS Member
James Burch (Policy Director @Justice Teams Network)
Born and raised in Natick, MA, James Burch grew up with the direct impacts of a punitive carceral system within his immediate family; all three of his siblings have been entangled in the criminal justice system their entire lives. To address this, James became a lawyer after attending Yale University and Georgetown Law School.
Upon moving to the Bay Area, James became an active member of the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP), eventually becoming the Director of Policy and a member of the Black Leadership Team.
James now works as the Policy Director for the Justice Teams Network (JTN), a statewide coalition working to end state violence in California. James is also the current President of the National Lawyers Guild of the Bay Area.
Alexandra Huynh (Sacramento Youth Poet Laureate @SAYS)
Alexandra Huynh is an 18-year-old Vietnamese American poet from Sacramento, CA. She is a 2020 Sacramento Youth Poet Laureate, a program of Sacramento Area Youth Speaks, and is a Western Regional Ambassador and finalist for the 2021 National Youth Poet Laureate.
As a second-generation individual, Alexandra employs poetry as a tool of self-reclamation and social justice for marginalized communities. Through poetry, she hopes to give students a vocabulary to articulate their lived experiences and empower them to shape their future.
This fall, she will be a freshman at Stanford University where she aims to combine her passions for creative writing, science, and civic engagement.