Faculty from the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Sciences lead a series of short presentations on racism in America from a comparative perspective. The teach-in facilitates a greater understanding and awareness of how racial discrimination and inequalities permeate many different aspects of our country’s history, socio-economic system, and politics. It also exhorts participants to take action and address the persistent legacies of racism.
Speakers and their topics include:
Dr. Jonathan Cox, Department of Sociology; Color-blindness IS Racism‚ and White Supremacy
Dr. Fon Gordon, Department of History; Dispossession: Racial –Disadvantage and Public Policy
Dr. Edward Gonzalez-Tennant, Department of Anthropology; Archaeology is Antiracist or It is Nothing: Confronting the Legacies of Anti-Black Pogroms in 2020
Dr. Connie Lester, Department of History; The Rhyme of History: Racism in the Florida Narrative
Dr. Amelia Lyons, Department of History; Colonialism, Migration, and Universalist Rhetoric: The Historic Roots of State Violence against People of Color in France
Dr. Bhoomi Thakore, Department of Sociology; The Maintenance of Racism and Inequality in a Capitalist Society
Dr. Keri Watson, School of Visual Arts and Design; The American Carceral Landscape and the Perpetuation of Slavery
Dr. Kenicia Wright, School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs; Representative Bureaucracy, Intersectionality, and Female Health Outcomes in the US
Opening remarks by Dr. Güneş Murat Tezcür, from the UCF School of Politics, Securities, and International Affairs. UCF History Alumnus Brandon Nightingale, M.A., who is the Archival Coordinator at Carl S. Swisher Memorial Library at Bethune-Cookman University serves as the moderator.
This virtual event is sponsored by the UCF College of Sciences, UCF College of Arts and Humanities, UCF Africana Studies and UCF School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs.
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