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“Why Black Lives Matter” Teach-In at MU

Nov. 24, 2015

The global movement for racial and ethnic justice has reinvigorated deep interest in the critical exploration of inequality, the history of race and racism, student activism, international human rights struggle, law enforcement and the criminal justice system, the arts and cultural resistance, and environmental justice, to name but a few. Organized by the Department of Black Studies, the “Why Black Lives Matter Teach-In” is an interactive, interdisciplinary educational forum designed to deepen knowledge about the political, cultural, social, economic, and historical aspects of the Black Lives Matter movement. In keeping with the Black Studies tradition, which is deeply rooted in struggles for justice, inclusion, and freedom, we seek to use our expertise toward the end of equipping students with the analytical tools necessary to effectively respond to contemporary crises.

Moderator: Stephanie Shonekan, Chair, Department of Black Studies
Featuring: Earnest Perry (Journalism), Chuck Henson (Law), Daive Dunkley (Black Studies), Tola Pearce (Sociology/Womens and Gender Studies), Cristina Mislan (Journalism), Keona Ervin (History), Clenora Hudson Weems (English), Charles Nilon (Natural Resources), Amalia Dache-Gerbino (Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis), Tracie Gibson (Biological Sciences), Tashel Bordere (Human Development and Family Science).

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Related categories:
Diversity, Undergraduate Studies