Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021
12:00PM 01:30PM Race Beyond Borders: Understanding Race as a Global Concept: Power, Access, and Policy: University Event Topic: Academics,Community,Diversity,Humanities,International,Special EventDepartment / Organization: Office of Global Strategy and InitiativesMeeting Organizer/Sponsor: Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI)Speaker/Presenter: Anna Stenport, Professor of Global Studies; Chair, School of Modern Languages; Founding Co-Director, Atlanta Global Studies Center, Georgia Tech | Jennie Ward-Robinson, Co-Director of Operations and Outreach, Center for Studies of Africa and Its Diaspora (CSAD), Georgia State University | Julius Coles, Honorary Consul of Senegal | Dorian Brown Crosby, Assistant Professor of Political Science | Faculty-Mentor and Board Member of Spelman College's Social Justice Program | Sheryl Heron, Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Equity and Inclusion; Professor of Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine, Emory University | Pushpa Parekh, Professor of English; Chair, African Diaspora and the World (ADW) Program, Spelman College | Elizabeth West, Professor of English and Africana Literatures and Cultures; Co-Director of Academics, Center for Studies of Africa and Its Diaspora (CSAD), Georgia State University; Former Executive Director, South Atlantic Modern Languages Association (SAMLA)Event Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeRegistration / R.S.V.P. link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuce-prz0rEt0oJWFeJ1MsaNxIAC_ztGZoContact Name: Obse AbabiyaContact Email: obse.ababiya@emory.eduLink: https://atlantaglobalstudies.gatech.edu/Race-Beyond-BordersWhat is race? How can we start developing a shared understanding of race as a global concept? What are the theoretical and experiential definitions of race? How are concepts of race constructed in different parts of the world and how does race affect various power structures and interact with other identities? This event will launch the multi-institutional Race Beyond Borders initiative and offer a first step in bringing multiple stakeholders and diverse voices together to begin a dialogue and process of inquiry. We will work on establishing terminology and language. It will lead to a shared understanding and direction for fostering equity and justice in all aspects of life, in Atlanta and beyond.-----------------------------------Participating organizations:Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC)Georgia State University's Center for Studies on Africa and Its DiasporaGeorgia State University's Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies Spelman College's Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education Spelman College's African Diaspora and the World (ADW) ProgramEmory University's Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives Emory University's James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and DifferenceInstitute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IDEI) at Georgia TechGlobal Atlanta City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs*If you are interested in joining this collaborative, please contact Dr. Sebnem Ozkan, AGSC Associate Director, at sebnem.ozkan@gatech.edu. + Zoom Campus Events
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