Speaker Series

2021-22

Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound

September 23, 2021

daphne brooks
Daphne A. Brooks, Ph.D.
(photo credit: Mara Lavitt)

The speaker for this virtual event is Daphne A. Brooks, Ph.D., William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of African American Studies and professor of theater studies, American studies, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Yale University. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


Latinx Precarity, Permissibility, and Persistence

October 7, 2021

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Christopher González, Ph.D.

The speaker for this virtual event is Christopher González, Ph.D., professor of English, founder and director of the Latinx Cultural Center, and associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


Fundamentals of Race and Racism

October 18, 2021

the egyptian building at v.c.u. circa the year 1845
Egyptian Building at VCU ca.1845

Panelists will share their stories and experiences, reflecting on how race and racism have been foundational to the institution of medicine and how structural racism impacts health and healthcare. This event is part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.


Not a Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion

November 11, 2021

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Ph.D.

The speaker for this virtual event is Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Ph.D., American historian, writer and activist, and a professor emerita of Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice (On Native Ground) Speaker Series.


Savage Conversations

November 18, 2021

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LeAnne Howe

The speaker for this event is LeAnne Howe, Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature at the University of Georgia. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


Envisioning Afro-Indigenous Futures: Land Back, Reparations, and the Aftermath of Colonialism and White Supremacy

February 3, 2022

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Kyle T. Mays, Ph.D.

The speaker for this virtual event is Kyle T. Mays, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at UCLA. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


Margery Kempe, Intimate Affect, and the Triumph of the (Feminist) Subject

March 17, 2022

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Adin Lears, Ph.D., and Holly Crocker, Ph.D.

The speakers for this virtual event are Holly Crocker, Ph.D., founding director of the Humanities Directive at the University of South Carolina, and Adin Lears, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at VCU. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


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