The Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown works towards social justice by
producing knowledge to transform lives and empower communities. Intrinsic to our mission is our goal of producing
scholar-citizens who are equipped to understand and engage the intersectional challenges of the 21st century.
Today, our mission is as important as ever, but perhaps feels a bit more urgent. As we reel from the consequences of an
unprecedented global health crisis we must remember that although we are physically distant, our social ties must
remain connected and interdependent. In this inaugural issue of The Connect, we offer encouragement and resources
for the important work that must continue while we all stay at home, yet connected to the communities and action
that bring us together.
May 2020 Newsletter