Support Gender, Race and Social Justice Studies at UIUC, Support Prof. Elizabeth L. Sweet sign now

This petition is to support:
(1) gender, race and social justice studies at the university,
(2) the reappointment of Prof. Elizabeth L. Sweet to the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
Dr. Elizabeth L. Sweet, a Native American woman faculty member, has dedicated her career to addressing systemic inequality and injustice through her interdisciplinary pedagogy, mentorship to students collaborations with organizations on campus, in Chicago and abroad. She has demonstrated exemplary commitment to cross cultural investigation of gender, race, ethnicity and class in processes of community development as stated in the mission statement of the concentration on Community Development for Social Justice of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
We firmly believe that the decision to not retain Prof. Sweet debilitates an already weakened department. We, UIUC Students for Gender, Race and Social Justice Interdisciplinary Studies, request:
a) clarification regarding the decision making process,
b) a plan for recruiting and retaining underrepresented faculty,
c) the departments vision regarding the future of the concentration in community development for social justice, and how the department will accommodate current and incoming students in this field of study and
d) willingness on behalf of the department and the university administration to engage in a dialogue with students about the future of studies on gender, race and social justice at the university.

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  • 13 November 201550. Satish Km
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  • 21 September 201549. Carolina S
    I support this petition
  • 24 July 201548. Laura G
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  • 05 June 201547. Carina V
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  • 14 May 201546. Alison Dg
    The dept is doing a great disservice to students, the University, and the community at large if they do not retain Dr. Sweet. It is outrageous that they would not find her work-academic and activist- worthy enough for tenure.
  • 08 May 201545. Jodi B
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  • 15 October 201442. Sarah P
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  • 06 September 201440. Brian M
    Prof. Elizabeth L Sweet has been great as a professor
  • 08 June 201439. Sara Ortize
    You have contributed so much to the university! We need more scholars like you. Go Purple!
  • 27 February 201438. Andrew B
    PhD candidate, ICR
  • 16 December 201337. Jordi H
    PhD Student, DURP. Professor Sweet is an inspiring mentor and dedicated scholar.
  • 01 October 201336. Ashlee M
    KEEP SWEET
  • 02 September 201335. Sang Sl
    We need to support faculty who value inerdisciplinary studies in race and gender!
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    Dept. of Anthropology-UIUC
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  • 30 January 201227. Carolyn Bennett
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  • 19 October 201126. Terrence Scudierij
    The Department will regret this decision in the near future. Planning is not about drawing boxes and doing cost-benefit analyses -- it's about PEOPLE. The Department's short-sightedness shows their shameful lack of interest in diversity and inclusion.
  • 03 September 201125. Charles B
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Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UIUC, Graduate College at UIUC, Office of the Provost at UIUC

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