Amid a national reckoning, University of Toledo experts advocate for social justice when confronting racism. Dr. Monita Mungo explains how systemic racism affects the choices and chances of individuals and the importance of perceptions and narratives used to describe recent social justice protests. Learn how you can address issues of racial injustice, advocate for social justice and confronts systemic racism
This event is presented by University of Toledo Department of Sociology and Anthropology Assistant Professor Monita H. Mungo, Ph.D. and sponsored by the City of Toledo Human Relations Commission. It is part of Better Toledo, a personal and professional development series to ensure “you will do better in Toledo.” Certificates of completion are available to participants who take part in three or more sessions in 2023.
For group registrations please call 419-259-5293.
Dr. Monita H. Mungo was a first-generation college student at Pepperdine University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. It was during her academic journey there where her love for humanity and social justice developed. That love has demonstrated itself in various forms throughout her career, including center management, academic program creation for underserved students, course development, department and community service, social activism, and research. Her primary goal is to educate students so that they are capable and willing to improve the human condition, stimulate the local economy, and create opportunities for future generations. Dr. Mungo is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Toledo where she works diligently to expose social inequities and demonstrate how this treatment serves as a barrier to educational achievement and career development. She also serves as an affiliated faculty member in the Africana Studies program and the Department of Women and Gender studies.
The Human Relations Commission (HRC) endeavors to support a safe, energetic, and livable city. The Commission support residents working to overcome prejudice and build mutual respect. HRC provides free mediation services as well as resources and programs through its four (4) committees: Community & Neighborhoods, Stop the Violence, Social Justice and Youth Empowerment & Engagement which are led by mayoral appointed residents representing a broad range of community perspectives.