Fall 2012- Spring 2013
The Discussion Series is a yearly event hosted by the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity and the theme for this year's Series is "Suffocating Knowledge: Race, Power, Possibilities." Under this broad rubric, participants will explore the current trend of intellectual and curricular repression as manifested in the on-going attacks on Ethnic and Race studies programs across the U.S. While the practice of burning books and libraries--literally destroying and suffocating knowledge--is very old, participants will explain what it is about the present social, political, and intellectual climate that leads dominant groups to suppress people and knowledges they consider "other." The "possibilities" in the title of the Series, on the other hand, gestures to the crucial question of resistance, that is, to how people are challenging the pressures towards silence, conformity, and the ever shrinking arena for expressions of difference and dissent.
Spring 2013 Schedule
Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Performance, Rebel Diaz
Monday, March 18, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
“The Power and Possibilities of Multiracial Communities:
Bridges and Borders in Boyle Heights, California”
George Sanchez, Professor, University of Southern California
Monday, April 1, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
“If I win, I might tattoo my face – Mike Tyson as Maori Artifact”
Michelle Erai, Assistant professor, University of California at Los Angeles
Thursday, April 18, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
“DREAMing: Reflections on the Limits and Possibilities
of a Pedagogy of Acompañamiento”
Mariela Nuñez-Janes, Associate professor, University of North Texas
"#FWYH: Shifting Political Frames in the Undocumented Youth Movement"
National Youth Organizer, National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA)
Ph.D. candidate, Indiana University Bloomington
Thursday, April 25, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
"Race, Power, Possibilities”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars presentation
All events are free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607.274.1056.
Friday, September 14, 2012, 7:00-9 :00 p.m.
Colorblind?: The Contradictions of Racial Classification
Michael Omi, Associate Professor
University of California at Berkeley
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Why Asian American Studies Matter
Student workshop Clark Lounge, Campus Center
Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Intersectionality in the Age of Post-Racialism
Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, Professor
University of California, Los Angeles
Monday, November 12, 2012, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Colin Masashi “Senbei” Ehara, Spoken Word Artist
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
All events are free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities requiring accomodation should contact the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity at 607.274.1056 or email@example.com