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Save the Date: Fall 2021 Teach-In on Race

In a nation beset by inequality, racism, a pandemic, and a variety of other challenges, how do we become better citizens? How do we generate actions to address race relations—not just at Emerson, but in this country and around the world? Join us as we explore ways to combine leadership, critical thinking, culture, and activism, and share ideas about using courage and knowledge to change the world. 

The 2021 Fall Teach-In on Race will be a virtual two-day event October 28–29. The theme of this year’s Teach-In on Race is “Creating Community.” It will feature “Drawing Social Justice-How Your Art Can Help Change the World,”  a keynote address by Tak Toyoshima, creator of the comic strip Secret Asian Man. Panels with students, faculty, and special guests will follow to encourage meaningful discussion around issues of race and racism on campus and beyond.*

Panel Topics include:

  • Anti-Asian hate: It’s wrong and it’s racist. Why is that so hard to understand? 
  • What exactly is Critical Race Theory? Why is it controversial? Is it really taught in schools? 
  • How do artists address race and identity in their work? What are the advantages and/or disadvantages? What audiences do they hope to reach?
  • Does everyone deserve access to education? How might we reimagine justice?

Please visit this link for panel information and times:

Zoom links will be released closer to the date so please be sure to hold time in your calendars for the panels you would like to attend!

Sponsored by Academic Affairs and the President’s Office in coordination with the Social Justice Center. Co-sponsors include the Emerson Prison Initiative, and the Elma Lewis Center.

*The keynote address will be available to the public and will not be recorded. Panel discussions are reserved especially for the Emerson community. Zoom links will be shared closer to the event.

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