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A Day for Learning and Speaking Out

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 

A Day for Learning and Speaking Out invites conversations between faculty,students and community stakeholders that confront racism as a structural and systemic phenomenon that most affects those marginalized in our society.

The 2017 Day for Learning and Speaking Out will foster reflection on and commitment to responding to the way minorities are portrayed in the media as well as minority experience in a predominantly white institution.

Race and Resistance: Media, Myths, and Facts about Protest 

10:00am to 12:00pm Power Center Ballroom

Join Duquesne University faculty member Dr. Pamela Walck, University of Washington doctoral candidate Mr. Lamar Foster, and community leader Mr. Tim Stevens in a panel discussion faciliated by Duquesne University faculty member Dr. Anna Floerke Schied on the topic of race depictions in the media

"Lay Down" on Academic Walk

Noon Academic Walk

Protest societally harmful depictions of race in the media by joining a "lay down" demonstration.

Movie Screening of 13TH

1:00pm to 3:00pm Power Center Ballroom

Join together with members of the Duquesne University community to witness Ava DuVernay's film 13th that brings into focus the history of race inequality in the U.S. prison system. Light snacks provided.

Exploring Race and Pedagogy III

3:00pm to 5:00pm Power Center Ballroom

Meet with students, faculty, staff and administrators for a conversation about race and pedagogy at a predominantly white university, facilitated by Dr. Erin Rentschler, the Center for Teaching Excellence. This event will feature students who will address inclusivity and learning at Duquesne. The students and faculty discussants will then involve the audience in roundtable conversations focused on classroom scenarios about race and racism in the college classroom. More information can be found on CTE's event pages. While the primary audience for this session is faculty and teaching assistants, students are welcome to join us. Participants must register in advance here

Past Meets Future: The Enduring Legacy of Racial Criminalization

5:00pm to 7:00pm Power Center Ballroom

Enjoy the thought-provoking keynote presentation of Critical Race Theory Speaker Series presenter Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad while partaking in a communal meal with other members of Duquesne University community. Dr. Muhammad is Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radclliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Campus and Community: Student Dialogue on Racism

9:00pm Africa Room

Engage in a mutual learning environment where Duquesne University students reflect and share perspectives on racism both as relating to their campus community and engagement with the world at large. Snacks provided.

Place, Violence, Resilience: Community-Engaged Research in Urban Neighborhoods

Thursday 4:30pm to 6:00pm 207 College Hall

Attend a presentation on the engaging research of CIQR presenter Dr. Eva Simms. This talk will introduce the practice of thinking human experience from the perspective of place by discussing an outbreak of violence in Pittsburgh's African-American neighborhoods and the
decades long consequences for local residents. Place allows for a multifaceted view of human life that reveals the practices of systemic racism experienced by individuals related to each other by virtue of their shared space. Dr. Eva Simms will be joined by other PlaceLab and community members in a discussion of the challenges, the lessons learned, and the hope for place-based, community-engaged research.

View the 2017 Day for Learning and Speaking Out Organizing Comittee and Co-Sponsors