Uncomfortable Conversations: Race, the Humanities, and Inclusion in Higher Education
Friday, March 26, 2021
10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Join colleagues from UMBC, Howard University, Bowie State University, and Coppin State University, for this Inclusion Imperative Diversity Teaching Network event. The Symposium will feature panel discussions and lightning round presentations showcasing topics of race, social justice, and inclusion in the humanities and higher education. Questions that will be addressed include:
- Why are difficult conversations about race, the humanities, and inclusion necessary in higher education?
- Why is it important to engage in conversations about the histories of systematic and institutional racism, discrimination, and oppression?
- How does scholarship in the humanities help us discuss race, diversity, inclusion, and social justice?
- What teaching practices help us hold difficult conversations in the classroom and foster dialogue among our students?
- How do we work together with students, community partners, and other members of the public to confront the complexity of diversity and inclusion, and work toward equity and social justice?
This Symposium will provide opportunities for connection among area scholars who share an interest in diversity and inclusion and will allow them to share ideas and resources for engaged pedagogy and teaching towards equity and social justice.