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SAVE THE DATES: April 5-8 Dialog on Race and Education in the 21st Century – Central Kentucky MOSAIIC at Berea College

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DIALOGUE ON RACE AND EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, Berea College
April 5-8, 2016
Information on registration discounts for UK faculty, staff and students coming soon!

Pre-Conference Events:
TUESDAY, APRIL 5
4:30 p.m.    Conference Registration at Alumni Building5:00-9:00 p.m.  Dinner and a Movie: Black or White

6:30-8:00 pm     Community Read: America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis.

Conference Events:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Conference Registration at Alumni Building

Dr. bell hooks

Phelps-Stokes Auditorium
8:30 a.m.   Conference Welcome by bell hooks
9:00 a.m.
   OPENING PLENARY 

Dr. bell hooks, Berea College – A Conversation on Race and Education in the 21st Century

SESSION 1: A Conversation on Race – Is Anyone Listening?

10:30–11:45 a.m.    Panels

  • From Cover to Climate Assessment: How the University of North Georgia is Approaching the Dialogue on Race and Inclusion
  • Facilitating Resistance: Racial Justice Efforts in the Academy
  • Black Student Movement: Where Do We Go From Here?

12:00-1:00 p.m.                  MOSAIIC AWARDS LUNCHEON
MOSAIIC (Multicultural Opportunities, Strategies and Institutional Inclusiveness Consortium) was organized by Dr. Charlene Walker, Vice President of Bluegrass Community and Technical College Office of Multiculturalism & Inclusion. The Consortium consists of eight Kentucky colleges who support each other in their efforts to raise awareness of opportunities and strategies needed to promote inclusive college working and learning environments.

Dr. Peggy McIntosh

1:15-2:30 p.m.   KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Dr. Peggy McIntosh, Wellesley Centers for Women

SESSION 2: Conversations on Race

 2:45-4:30 p.m.   Panels      

  • Addressing the Fourth “R” in College: Race
  • Racial Denialism in Secondary and Higher Education
  • Classroom, Campus, and Community: Intersections for Race, Social Justice, and Education

Hasan Davis as A.A. Burleigh

5:00-6:15 p.m.  A THEATRICAL PRESENTATION

Hasan Davis: “A. A. Burleigh: The Long Climb to Freedom”

6:00-7:30 p.m.   Reception – Boone Tavern

7:00-9:00 p.m.  The Spoken Word: Open Mic

Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

THURSDAY, APRIL 79:00-10:15 a.m.   OPENING PLENARY

Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University

 

SESSION 3: Racial Aggression in the Classroom

10:30-11:45 a.m.  Panels

  • Let’s Talk Micro-Aggressions
  • Minority Cultures and the Academic Setting
  • Developing Racial Justice Pedagogy

12:00-1:15 p.m.   MOSAIIC Awards Luncheon

Dr. Saida Grundy

1:30-2:45 p.m.  KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

Dr. Saida Grundy, Boston University

SESSION 4: Developing Cultural Competency

2:45-4:30 p.m.  Panels                   

  • Building Cultural Competency at the College Level
  • Paying the Toll of Cultural Taxation
  • Talking T.R.U.T.H.: Student Activism in the 21st Century

4:30-5:30 p.m.    Tour of Middletown School

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

7:00-8:30 p.m.   Musical Performances by Black Music Ensemble, Folk Music Ensemble, and the Bluegrass Ensemble

FRIDAY, APRIL 8

SESSION 5: Community Policing

 9:00-10:45 a.m.  Panels

  • Law, Race and an American Legacy
  • Police/Community Intersections: Using Critical Ethnography and Statistical Analysis to Examine Police Use of Force in and around Tacoma, WA
  • T.R.U.T.H. Talk: Community Policing in the Modern Age

Tim Wise

CLOSING PLENARY

11:00-12:45 a.m.   Keynote Speaker

Tim Wise, antiracist essayist and educator

For the full schedule and details about the conference, visit the Woodson Center website at www.berea.edu/cgwc/dialogue-on-race-and-education-in-the-21st-century-conference-sessions.

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