Founder of Restorativ helps raise $2m for new Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Social Justice

Chris Twyman

Chris Twyman·– 03/22/2021 2:54pm

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Remembering James Hayden

A member of the class of 1976, Hayden, a successful accountant, was killed in the terrorist attack that destroyed United Airlines Flight 175 on 9/11. The newly endowed chair represents a $2 million gift commitment in Jim’s name from his wife and classmate, Elizabeth (Fox) Hayden to the College.

Recognizing the need for both greater faculty diversity and for a more robust examination of race and racism in the College’s curriculum, a team of more than 30 faculty, led by Associate Professor of English Laura Thiemann Scales and Associate Professor of Criminology and Sociology Anamika Twyman-Ghoshal, made the case for the creation of a Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Social Justice at the College.

“I was immediately taken with their idea and I liked its larger context. Not only could the Center be transformative to the campus, but it would also have the potential to have a profound societal impact. We can all make a difference and be a catalyst to create a more just and compassionate world,” said Elizabeth Hayden.

“I am so grateful to the Hayden family for the support of this faculty-initiated and faculty-driven vision for the development and growth of Stonehill College. It has allowed faculty to see their integral role in imagining what the future of Stonehill could be. The Center represents a recommitment of the College to its social justice mission, one that makes the study of race and ethnicity the core of that charge,” said Twyman-Ghoshal.

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