Race and Identity Dialogue – Letters on Blackness: Exploring African American Literature

The Race and Identity Dialogue virtual program series is offered by Lander University’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and sponsored by the university’s Diversity Advisory Council. The series joins other campus programming to address issues of justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Free and open to the public as well as members of the Lander community, the Race and Identity Dialogue series features virtual sessions that bring together scholars, civic and campus leaders, and students for the purpose of encouraging dialogue about race and identity. All participants will register for a session and be provided readings and other materials to review. Each session includes a presentation and opportunities for dialogue through question-and-answer sessions with speakers and discussion leaders.

To register for a session, visit www.lander.edu/ridialogue. Once registered, the Crowdcast platform allows participants to add events to their personal electronic calendars.

Full series schedule:

  • Jan. 21 – An Introduction to the Series: Prejudice, Privilege and Power
  • Feb. 4 – The Story of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
  • Feb. 18 – Personal Writing as Personal Reckoning
  • Mar. 9 – Letters on Blackness: Exploring African American Literature
  • Mar. 11 – African American Voices: A Poetry Workshop  
  • Mar. 25 – Parenting and Telling Stories to Children
  • Apr. 8 – Race, Politics and Civic Action
  • Apr. 22 – Civic Engagement and Your Own Story

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