"Description of Professional Development Series: Many of today’s social institutions rest on foundations rooted in historical legacies of structural racism. Educational inequities throughout the United States, and in higher education in particular, are products of these racist legacies. In this social-political context, what role do educators play in driving the status quo and how can they transform themselves and their inequitable educational institutions? In a professional development series intended for students and educators of all stripes, critical social psychologist Dr. Jose H. Vargas adopts an interdisciplinary lens and combines elements of social psychology, the humanities, and history in order to address this vital and timely question. A central theme of Dr. Vargas’ series concerns the interplay between “the individual” and “the system” in the reproduction of racism and intergenerational injustice."