Black Humanity Matters

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.

Speakers include:

  • 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.

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Via: Florida International University Event Calendar