A Day for Learning and Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice
Resistance, Protest, and Civil Disobedience
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. - Noon Activism in the Streets of #Charlottesville: Power Center
Disrupting the Symbols and Dismantling the
Structures of White Supremacy
Dr. Jalane Schmidt, professor of religion at the University of Virginia, will share her first-hand experience as an activist who helped organize resistance to the recent KKK march and Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.
Noon - 1 p.m. DISCUSSION: Activism, Political Resistance, and the Classroom
This session is intended for faculty who already teach about issues related to racial injustice from the perspective of their various disciplines, and who want to create courses and assignments that enable students to better understand, and perhaps participate in, acts of resistance to racial injustice. We will learn from one another; brainstorm ideas for syllabus and assignment development; and hear from faculty members who have already begun to do this work and can share stories about best practices and pitfalls to avoid. If you think this conversation is for you, please contact facilitators Jalila Jefferson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Anna Floerke Scheid (email@example.com).
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Movie Screening of I Am Not Your Negro: Power Center
Join members of the Duquesne University community to witness I Am Not Your Negro, an Oscar-nominated film on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, which re-thinks the racial narrative in America.
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Exploring Race and Pedagogy IV: Power Center
How do race, teaching, and learning intersect at a predominantly white university? What strategies can we use to engage in effective race talk? What happens when conversations about race emerge but aren't part of the intended curriculum? This 4th annual session will explore these and other questions through sketches created and performed by Duquesne's theater students and the Red Masquers. Participants will engage in reflection and dialogue.
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Keynote: My Letter to White America: Power Center
The Toll of Resistance
Enjoy the thought-provoking keynote presentation of Critical Race Theory Speaker Series presenter Dr. George Yancy. Dr. Yancy is Professor of Philosophy at Emory University, a former Duquesne faculty member of distinction, and Duquesne University alumnus. Dinner will be provided.
9:00 p.m. Student Round Table Discussion: Africa Room
Do we at Duquesne make space for students on the margins? How do we understand the current culture on campus and attitudes toward students of color, immigrant students, members of the LGTBQ+ community, and other students that are on the margins? Please join us for a round table discussion on these issues and more as a part of the Day of Learning and Speaking Out. Food will be served!
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
Critical Race Theory Speaker Series, Center for Student Wellbeing, CETR, CTE, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology, Department of Theology, Division of Mission and Identity, Division of Student Life, Faculty Senate, Faculty Social Justice Association, Gumberg Library, Gussin Spiritan Division, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, School of Nursing, UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice, and UCOR