The Edgar Beckham Social Justice Awards Ceremony seeks to honor the late Dean Edgar Beckham, whose dedication to social justice continues to positively impact the Wesleyan community. Dean Edgar Beckham was a national leader for efforts to increase racial and cultural diversity on college campuses. He was the first African-American Dean of the College at Wesleyan University.
He led the Ford Foundation’s Campus Diversity Initiative in the 1990’s and in 1998, he joined the Association of American Colleges and Universities as a senior fellow, consulting universities on matters of educational quality.
We aim to celebrate the students, faculty, staff, and members of the Middletown community whose efforts align with the ideals that guided his work. Our hope is that the recognition of these individuals will inspire other members of the community to commit to social justice work of their own.
We are looking for innovative individuals who have a passion for social justice and will have the time to commit to planning this event, which is held annually on the last Sunday of April.
Date: Saturday, February 16
Time: 5 PM