Race in America Forum: “The Drum Major Instinct + The Role of Women in the Civil Rights Movement”

The Johns Hopkins University Forums on Race in America will present a dramatic reading of “The Drum Major Instinct,” featuring actress Tracie Thoms, and a panel discussion on the role of women in the civil rights movement with Edwina Moss, the former assistant to Martin Luther King Jr.

“The Drum Major Instinct” dramatizes King’s final sermon, and will be accompanied by original music and a local gospel choir, Unified Voices.

In addition to Moss, the panel will feature the Rev. Otis Moss Jr.; Rabbi Daniel Burg; and Morgan State University history professor Jewell Debnam. Johns Hopkins history professor Martha Jones will moderate.

The event is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by the HCIE. The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on April 26, 2018 at the Glass Pavilion at Levering Hall on the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University.

Candid Conversations Presents: The Defamation Experience

You are invited to attend “The Defamation Experience,” a diversity education project in which race, class, religion and gender collide. Encounter a riveting courtroom drama where the audience is the jury. Grapple with both emotional and rational responses, learn about yourself and others, and have an unforgettable experience.

Join us tonight, October 12, 2017,  from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Arellano Theater in Levering Hall on the Homewood campus.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Additional campus sponsors include the Black Faculty & Staff Association, the Center for Africana Studies, and the Homewood Council on Inclusive Excellence.

Defamation Experience Poster

HCIE Retreat

On August 16, 2017, the HCIE held its first annual retreat for its returning and new members in the Sherwood Room of Levering Hall. The group participated in a workshop led by James Page, the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine.


Different Together Event

Breaking Down Barriers to Inclusion

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Mudd Hall Atrium
5 to 6:30 p.m.

As the Homewood Council on Inclusive Excellence embarks on implementing diversity strategies and solutions, we would like to share with the Johns Hopkins community our council’s priorities, goals, and vision.

Bill HenryThe event will feature a reception, a brief introduction to the HCIE, and a “power talk” by noted Johns Hopkins alum, Baltimore councilman William B. Henry II, JHU Class of ’92.

During this forum we will bring together groups, individuals, committees, departments, and units on the Homewood campus that are involved with or interested in working to improve diversity and inclusion on our campus. Our work to advance an inclusive climate is a collective effort and is enhanced by different groups working towards the same goal.