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Teach-in on Race 2023

2023 Teach-in on Race

2023 Teach-in on Race

Welcome to the 2023 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. 

Teach-in Schedule

Thursday, February 16

  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST | Lessons From Combahee: What Black Resistance Can Teach Higher Ed | A brief oration describing how the black liberation struggle is highly relevant to the current equity challenges facing higher education in the U.S. 
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST | A Presentation from the Deans' Fellows for Racial Equity and Leadership Development 
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST | Naming the Invisible: Deconstructing What Really Happens When We Talk and Teach about Race...and What Happens When We Don't | In this session, participants will use embodied learning strategies to dialogue, express, connect, and co-construct meaning together. Using an inquiry-oriented approach to teaching, we will make use of several creative teaching strategies in sequence to unpack and discuss race, equity, power, and justice as it manifests in the university classroom. Come ready to explore, play, learn, and listen!
  • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST | An Evening in History with James Baldwin, Featuring Charles Reese | This interactive literary and performance art salon bears witness (as James Baldwin would say) to a very unique time in history by shedding a light on the secret Baldwin/Kennedy Meeting of 1963 and further sparking a conversation on Race Relations in America. 

Friday, February 17

  • 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST | Keynote Address: "Talking about Race" by Anna Deavere Smith, Playwright; Actor; and Assistant Professor and Founding Director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. EST | Education Behind the Wall: Teaching about Race and Racism Inside Prison | If racial retrenchment and an antidemocratic backlash make it challenging to teach truthfully about entrenched white supremacy and structural inequality in the academy, how much more challenging is it to teach these important issues inside a carceral context? How much more vital and necessary is it to do so?
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST | Lessons from Listening to the Nation: A conversation with Anna Deavere Smith | Anna Deavere Smith has spent more than four decades listening to and performing the voices of the nation—often in relation to race and racism—as part of her project, “On the Road: A Search for the American Character.” What lessons have emerged from these decades of listening? 
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST | Teaching While Black: How Cultural Legacies, Creative and Communication Arts Education, and institutional Racism Have and Are Impacting the Experiences of Black Professors | In this session, Black professors at multiple intersections of identity will discuss how their pedagogy, creative works and scholarship function as embodiments of the histories, cultures and communities racism and colonialism endeavored to silence, demean and destroy.