Fall 2020 community events
2020 Campus & Community Dialogue on Race (CDOR)
Global Justice for Black Lives: Examining the Past and Reimagining the Future
Week of Events: October 26-30, 2020 (Online events)
November 7 Event: Keynote by Claudia Rankine (See Below)
CDOR Featured Speaker: Lawrence Ross
Monday, October 26th at 2pm (Online event, Register here)
Lawrence Ross is the author of Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses and several other titles.
About the book Blackballed: From Lawrence Ross, author of The Divine Nine and the leading expert on sororities and fraternities, Blackballed is an explosive and controversial book that rips the veil off America's hidden secret: America's colleges have fostered a racist environment that makes them a hostile space for African American students. Blackballed exposes the white fraternity and sorority system, with traditions of racist parties, songs, and assaults on black students; and the universities themselves, who name campus buildings after racist men and women. "College" is a word that means many things to many people: a space for knowledge, a place to gain lifelong friends, and an opportunity to transcend one's socioeconomic station. Today, though, this word also recalls a slew of headlines that have revealed a dark and persistent world of racial politics on campus.
Listen to Lawrence Ross's Black Liberation Month 2020 Talk at Humboldt State University
CDOR Featured Speaker: Bettina L. Love
Featured Speaker: Campus/Community Dialogue on Race & "So You Want to Teach" Event Series
Sponsored by DHSI School of Education Grant
"Abolitionist Teaching" (45 minute talk with 30 minute Q&A)
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5pm (Online event, Register here)
Dr. Bettina L. Love is the author of We Want to Do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom.
About We Want to Do More than Survive: Drawing on her life’s work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Dr. Bettina L. Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements. She argues that the US educational system is maintained by and profits from the suffering of children of color. Instead of trying to repair a flawed system, educational reformers offer survival tactics in the forms of test-taking skills, acronyms, grit labs, and character education, which Love calls the educational survival complex. More
TedTalk: Hip Hop, Grit, and Academic Success
“Liberatory Education” with Dr. Bettina Love and dr. bell hooks
Reading List from Dr. Bettina L. Love
NEA Big Read Keynote Address: Claudia Rankine
Book Talk (11am, 11/7) | Register here
Keynote (2pm, 11/7) | Register here
Saturday, November 7, 2020 (Online events)
NEA Big Read & Campus/Community Dialogue on Race Keynote
Fall 2020 Visiting Writer - HSU English Department
About Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, which was a National Book Award finalist and was recognized with the Forward Poetry Prize. Rankine is also known for her plays including The White Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/ American Repertory Theater) and was published with Graywolf Press in 2019, and Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; as well as numerous video collaborations. Her next publication, Just Us: An American Conversation, is a collection of essays forthcoming with Graywolf Press in 2020. She is also the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. In 2016, she co-founded The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII). Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, United States Artists, and the National Endowment of the Arts. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.