Students join Teach-in on Race keynote speaker Rachel Kuo, far left, on stage at the day’s opening event on Friday, October 12. Left to right, ASIA President Lia Kim, DESI President Sara Pirzada, EAGLE President Christopher Henderson-West, and Flawless Brown Director Issel Solano-Sanchez. Photo/Derek Palmer
Earlier in the semester, Emerson held its third annual Teach-In on Race, a day of panel discussions and workshops centered around social justice and community building.
If you weren’t able to attend all the sessions (and you weren’t, because some were held at the same time), Academic Affairs has you covered. Check out some of these meaningful discussions:
A Conversation on Racial Justice, Campus Dissent, and Practicing Accountability with guest speaker and scholar/writer/activist Rachel Kuo.
A Primer for Activists with Anny Martinez from the Program on Inequality and the Common Good
Juma Inniss ’13 of The Message Movement, and Chelsey Cartwright ’13, aide to Ayanna Pressley and Elizabeth Warren, moderated by POWER Co-Chair Lex Fernander ’20.
Whose America? with AMIGOS President Vicky Graf ’19 and Alexandra Pineros-Shields, director of Essex County Community Organization, moderated by Ilina Ghosh ’20.
Intersectionality (Where Identities Meet) with writer, designer, hacker mama and assistant professor of journalism Catherine D’Ignazio; Raz Moayed ’20 of SGA, Zeta Phi Eta and Flawless Brown; and actor, writer, and career counselor Jessica Chance ’00, moderated by Erika Williams, assistant professor in the Institute of Liberal Arts.
Artful Change with Eve Boltax, musician-in-residence at MANNA; Porsha Olayiwola, artistic director of MassLEAP, slam champ, and first-year MFA student in creative writing; and HowlRound Director Jamie Gahlon, moderated by Intercultural Student Affairs Director Tamia Jordan.
Building Community with Carla Gualdron ’13, program director of Teens In Print; John Spack, executive director of Discovering Justice; and Healing & Advocacy Collective Director Melanie Matson, moderated by Ashley Tarbet DeStefano ’09, assistant director for community engagement.
Who Gets to Tell the Story? (Race, Art, and Appropriation) with comedy writer Ed Lee, assistant professor of Visual and Media Arts; Doug Ishii, assistant professor of Writing, Literature, and Publishing; Sahil Patel ’20, moderated by Rukhsar Palla, first-year MFA in Creative Writing and co-founder of Writers of Color @ Emerson.