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2nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium on Racial and Social Justice

2nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium on Racial & Social Justice April 1, 2022 (Via Zoom)
8:45 a.m.

Provost Peggy Agouris Giving Welcome

9:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m.

9:00 - 9:15

Questioning the Reliability of Hair Follicle Drug Test Results for Drugs that Bind to Melanin in Child Welfare Disputes

Presenter(s): Sarah Depew

9:20 - 9:35

Parents’ Perceptions of a Community-Based Program to Support Black Youth

Presenters(s): Alexus McKoy and Daniel Swanson

9:40 - 9:55

Missing from Roll Call: The Need for Homeschooling Regulation in the United States

Presenter(s): Brian (Mitch) Bozarth

10:00 - 10:15

Antiracism and Hiring Practices in Counselor Education

Presenter(s): Monique Williams, Phillipa Chin, Paul Kabera, and Ivana Marshall

10:30 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

10:30 - 10:45

Intergroup Perceptions of Discrimination

Presenter(s): Neelamberi Klein

10:50 - 11:05

The Difference in Attitudinal and Behavioral Reactions Toward the Asian Victim Vs. the Black Victim Following the Exposure to the Hate Crime and the Systemic Racism

Presenter(s): Jihye Choi

11:10 - 11:25

The Life of the Law Is Experience: How Diversity on the Federal Bench Can Overcome Judicial Misunderstandings of Transgender Parties   

Presenter(s): Elle Shipley

11:40 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

11:40 - 11:55

NXIVM: Religion or Sex Cult?

Presenter(s): Adriana Dunn 

12:00 - 12:15

A New Path with College Golf Inclusivity

Presenter(s): Ethan Mangum

12:20 - 12:35

Policing Veterans: What the Veterans Affairs Police Can Illustrate About Policing Disability in America

Presenter(s): Zach Outzen

(12:40 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.)
2:15 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

2:15 - 2:30

“Rest Assured”: Space, Memory, and Resistance in John Mitchell, Jr’s Woodland Cemetery

Presenter(s): Tim Case 

2:35 - 2:50

Imposter Syndrome and The Experiences of Racially/Ethnically Minoritized School Mental Health Providers

Presenter(s): Talia Coleman-Chatman, Chinwe Duru, Deanna Ramirez

2:55 - 3:10

Econ-Terrorism: How the World’s Dominant Economic System Exploits Workers as It Threatens Humanity’s Way of Life

Presenter(s): Jeremiah J. Meadows 

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

3:45 - 4:00

Contingent Colors: Race as a Variable Social Category in Mixed Race Communities

Presenter(s): Kendall Artz

4:05 - 4:20

Declaring Moral Bankruptcy: Examining Chapter 11 and Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Through a Survivor's Rights Lens

Presenter(s): Ashali Chimata

4:25 - 4:40

Checking Out Indefinitely: Supporting Survivors of Sex Trafficking Alongside Training and Education for Lodging Employees

Presenter(s): Alyssa Grzesiak

4:45 - 5:00

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Virginia Approach to Ending the Sexual Assault Kit Backlog

Presenter(s): Lilly Potter

Thank you to the following organizations who have helped to co-sponsor this event: 

  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • School of Education
  • Office of Cheif Equity 
  • Law School 
  • W&M Center for Racial and Social Justice

Thank you to the following organizations for their provided support: 

  • Strategic Cultural Partnership 
  • The Mellon Foundation's Grant