A college-wide event in July where we come together and learn from each other.
SI 2021: Engaging in Difficult Topics
The Summer Institute has traditionally offered the Gratz community a chance to come together in learning and fellowship on campus. For Summer 2021, we are imagining a new way of coming together.
A theme of engaging in difficult topics as the connective thread will link all who participate in the Summer Institute. 'Difficult topics’ is intentionally broad, as we host keynote speakers across the areas of equity and inclusion, advocacy and social justice, and memory and remembrance.
Thinking about difficult topics is nothing new for Gratz students. Many students who find Gratz are attracted by its emphasis on tikkun olam, the Jewish social justice concept of repair the world. This theme, and its use within course work, will continue our reputation as pioneers in doing this work, focusing on how students can bring these conversations back to our professional practices and our work in the world.
SI 2021 Keynote and Guest Speakers
*all times are listed as Eastern Standard Time (EST).
This program has not only enhanced my academic knowledge but has been transformative for me in my profession. Gratz met all of my requirements in terms of cost, convenience, format, curriculum, and faculty expertise.
— 2020 Grad, Ann perazelli, ed.d.