Thursday, June 11 at 4:00pm to 5:45pm EST
“Renowned scholars of race, racism, black identity and culture will come together to reflect on the long history of anti-black violence in the United States, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the anti-racism protests currently taking place.
Join us on Zoom as the experts will discuss the history of anti-black violence in Florida and beyond, how media narratives are racialized, as well as how to practice anti-racism. If the Zoom event reaches capacity, you can watch the stream on Facebook.
This event is hosted by FIU’s Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment and co-sponsored by African and African Diaspora Studies; Department of English; College of Arts, Sciences & Education; and Office for the Advancement of Women, Equity and Diversity.
- Donna Aza Weir-Soley, associate professor of English, FIU
- Andrea Queeley, associate professor of anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies, FIU
- Valerie Patterson, clinical associate professor of public administration, FIU
- Ana Luszczynska, associate professor and chair of the English department, FIU
- Shawn Christian, associate professor of English, Wheaton College
- Renée Blake, associate professor of Linguistics and Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU
- Kimberly Moffitt, associate professor and affiliate associate professor of Africana Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- Ryan Russell, NFL player, advocate and writer
Omar Thomas, assistant professor of music at the Peabody Institute, will also perform.“