On April 17th, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, in Textor 101, we will be viewing and discussing the last part of the Race: The Power of an Illusion.
It is not easy to talk about or make sense of race. Ask 10 people to define it and you’re likely to get 10 different answers. On few topics have there been so many assumptions, myths and misperceptions. And yet the ramifications of race- the meaning that we place on the color of one’s skin- continues to be real, and still has very real consequences for our country and our community.
Race: The Power of an Illusion examines the biological myth of race, and its social and political construction. Until we understand the myths of race and see its lasting impact on society, and in our community today, we cannot have the important conversations to move forward. First we must understand, then we can overcome.
This is the thirs-part of a three part series.
Episode Three: The House We Live In asks: If race is not biology, what is it? This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture. It reveals how our social institutions “make” race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to some.
RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is free and open to the public!
This event is co-sponsored by the Diversity Awareness Committee and the Office of Diversity and Incluison.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Michelle Rios-Dominguez email@example.com (607) 274-1506. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.