On our most recent episode of Health Matters: Cape Cod, we had the opportunity to speak with two leaders on the state and national level in the realm of higher education. Dr. Mary Grant is the Senior Administrative Fellow for Civics and Social Justice at Bridgewater State University, where she also leads the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice. Dr. Grant was joined by her colleague and friend Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria, President Emeritus of Bridgewater State University.
In our conversation with Dr. Grant and Dr. Mohler-Faria, we first discuss access to higher education, in particular, the significance of higher education beyond the individual, to the family and community. The primary focus of our discussion is the intersection of higher education and social justice, defined as “justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.”
Drs. Grant and Mohler-Faria emphasize the role that higher education institutions play in educating students and the broader community on issues of social justice. This conversation is especially timely given the moment of reconciliation occurring across our country as we face the legacy of social injustices and systemic racism in our communities.