Race, Equity, Justice Committee: 2020-2021 Speaker Series

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The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is sponsoring a year-long linked series of events.

The 2020-2021 Virtual Speaker Series on Race, Equity, and Justice is part of SLLC's initiatives to develop anti-racist practices within SLLC in research, pedagogy, and institutional structures and create dialogue around anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion. Drawing upon the flexibility of the virtual environment—all of our programming in AY 20-21 will be virtual— this series will bring together scholars from all around the world, from different languages and disciplines to foster anti-racist practices, combat anti-Black racism, and promote social and racial justice in our work and learning environments. Our goals are to highlight the specific ways our fields perpetuate racism and injustice in all of its forms and to provide a space for imagining new work and learning environments that are structured on the principles of equality and justice.


                                                               Schedule for Fall 2020:

Department of Spanish and Portuguese:

Roberto Lovato, Teaching for Change: Unforgetting

Tuesday, October 6 | 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)

Second Language Acquisition:

Irina Elgort (Victoria University of Wellington) 

Words fail me: Word learning in English as a Second Language, In and Out of Context

Thursday, October 8 | 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)

Department of French and Italian:

Nacira Guénif-Souilamos (Paris 8), Falls Lecture: A Tale of Frenchwhiteness

Thursday, October 15 | 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)

Department of Germanic Studies:

AFRO-Germanity in Film Series

Virtual screening of Black German Filmmaker Sheri Hagen's film At Second Glance (Auf den zweiten Block, 2012)

Zoom Discussion with Hagen, Moderated by Hester Baer

Wednesday, December 2 | 1:00 PM (EST)



                                                               Schedule for Spring 2021:

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures:

"Building Anti-Racist Futures"

A Conversation with Xhercis Mendes (California State University, Fullerton)

Wednesday, February 24 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Department of Spanish and Portuguese:

Race in Brazil: A Talk by Gladys Mitchell-Walthour (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Friday, February 26 | 3:00 PM (EST)

Department of East Asian Studies: 

"China's Racial Problems on the Western and Eastern Fronts: Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region & Japanese Empire"

Speakers: James Millward (Georgetown University) and Ashley Liu (University of Maryland)

Wednesday, March 31 | 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM (EST) 

Roshan Institute for Persian Studies:

A Virtual Screening of Dingomaro: A Documentary About Afro-Iranian Musicians

Date and Time TBA