Lunch & Learn:  A Change of Heart & Mind:  Expanding Your Activism In the Wake of #BlackLivesMatter

This discussion highlights individuals who have recently become involved in the fight against racial injustice through active external actions or effective internal change. Focusing on individuals whose first time protesting or marching was in response to the recent cases of police brutality and misuse of power, we will also dive into discussions around silence and what it means to be silent in times where racial injustice is visible and embedded within our institutions.


Zaria Reed (She/Her)

Psychology Student, 2022

Fisk University

Erin McCardle (She/They)

Founder & Steering Committee Member 

Reparations Now Cleveland

LaShundra McCook (She/Her)

Consulting Teacher 

School District of Philadelphia 

Tre Wentling, PhD (He/HIm) 

Assistant Professor

Gender and Sexualities Studies Certificate Coordinator

Women and Ethnic Studies Program 

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs  


Kate Klonowski, MEd, MJE (She/Her)

Coordinator, Provost Scholars Program 

Staff Advisory Council Representative, University Administration 

Case Western Reserve University


Dr. Heather E. Burton, PhD (She/Her)

Chair, Board of Directors, Ellipsis Institue for Womxn of Color in the Academy 

Interim Co-Director, African and African American Studies Minor 

Senior Director for Faculty and Institutional Diversity, Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity 

Adjunct Faculty, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences 

Case Western Reserve University