Race Matters: Continuing the Conversation

The Race & Pedagogy Institute presents a series of online discussions for the Puget Sound community and our neighbors, allowing for courageous conversations about race, supported by the expertise and guidance of Race & Pedagogy Institute leaders.

The Race Matters: Continuing the Conversation series grew out of the RPI-guided, and campus-collaborated, teach-in on June 3, 2020, "We Can't Breathe: 400 Years of Institutionalized Violence." More than 500 members of our community participated virtually in the teach-in, many of whom asked "What's next?"

This is what's next. Please join us Wednesdays in June and July, at 6 p.m., for one-hour sessions led by various faculty and staff members from across campus, supported by the RPI leadership, utilizing interdisciplinary approaches to discussing race. Everyone is welcome. We ask members of the campus community to log in using their university credentials to reduce the number of guests who need access to the Google Meet. 


Race Matters: Continuing the Conversation

Information about upcoming discussions will be added as details are confirmed.

June 10

Remembering to Breathe: Coping With Seeing Trauma on Film

In collaboration with the Department of Psychology, a conversation led by Melvin Rouse Jr., Ph.D.; Khalila Fordham, Psy.D.; and Carolyn Weisz, Ph.D.

June 17

Let's Talk: Black Space for Black Lives

In collaboration with the Black Student Union, a Black Affinity Space* hosted by Mimi Duncan ’22, Serena Sevasin ’22, and Jaylen Antoine ’22

*Racial affinity spaces allow people of color to center and prioritize their specific needs, voices, and experiences in a space without re-routing or re-centering the conversation to adjust to white education. 

June 24

Policing Citizenship

Presented by Professor Monica DeHart, sociology and anthropology; Professor Robin Jacobson, government and politics; and Associate Professor Andrew Gomez, history

To participate:
Please use this Google form to sign up to join the discussion. Upon completion, you will be emailed the link to the Google Meet session.

July 1

#SayHerName: Black Feminism and Black Liberation

Presented by Assistant Professor Regina Duthely, English; Professor Grace Livingston, African American studies; and Associate Professor Renee Simms, African American studies

To participate:
Please use this Google form to sign up to join the discussion. Upon completion, you will be emailed the link to the Google Meet session.

 

Race Matters: Lunch and Learn Series

The Race & Pedagogy Institute hosts the monthly Race Matters: Lunch and Learn series—for Puget Sound staff members, led by Puget Sound staff members—focused on race and racism. Anti-racism work is intentional work and, for the institutions and structures that feed the continuation of racism, it is collective work. These gatherings not only support personal and professional growth but are in alignment with Puget Sound's Leadership for a Changing World strategic plan. 

Facilitators:
Tina McLeod, Race & Pedagogy Institute
Erin Tyrrell M.Ed.'20, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations