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Teach-in on Race

Virtual Salon: find ebooks, articles, and streaming media related to each of Teach-In sessions.

teach-in on race logoFall 2021 Teach-in on Race

Welcome to the Fall 2021 Teach-in on Race Virtual Salon! Use the navigation on the left to find books, ebooks, DVDs, and streaming video related to each of this semesters' panels and presentations. Visit the official Teach-in on Race website for links to the sessions. Join us in the Library CoLab from October 25th-31st to experience the Salon in person. We will have copies of print books and articles for you to browse as well as viewing stations to watch streaming video.

Teach-in Schedule

Thursday, October 28

  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST | Panel 1: Stop The Violence: Combating Anti-Asian Hate | It’s wrong and it’s racist. Why is that so hard to understand? 
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST | Panel 2: Critical Race Theory: Tell Us More | What exactly is Critical Race Theory? Why is it controversial? Is it really taught in schools?
  • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST | Panel 3: Race on Stage and Screen | How do theater and film artists address race in their work? What are the advantages and/or disadvantages? What audiences do they hope to reach?

Friday, October 29

  • 9:30 a.m. EST | Acknowledgments; SkinTones; Interim President of Emerson College, Bill Gilligan; Introducer; Tak Toyoshima
  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST | Keynote Address: Drawing Social Justice — How Your Art Can Help Change the World by Tak Toyoshima, creator and illustrator of the Secret Asian Man comic strip
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. EST | The POWER You Hold: A student-led panel discussing different methods of collective organizing and accountability, followed by an open audience forum detailing what people want to see from us and the school 
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST | Panel 4: Social Justice, Archives, and Elders with the Elma Lewis Center | Radical Archiving As Black Feminist Time Travel | Conversations with veteran Black community organizers, mutual aid workers, social justice and civil rights activists. What has changed? What work still needs to be done?
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST | Panel 5: Race in Storytelling and Art | How do authors and visual artists address race in their work? What are the advantages and/or disadvantages? What audiences do they hope to reach?
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST | Panel 6: Teaching and Learning as a Human Right: College in Prison in Massachusetts | Does everyone deserve access to education? Why? Why not? What is prison for? How might we reimagine justice?