‘Where You Were Never Meant To Be’: An Open Discussion About Race in the Americas

April 7, 2016 to April 8, 2016
Delaware, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Race Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, American History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies

‘Where You Were Never Meant To Be’: An Open Discussion About Race in the Americas

Thursday April 7 and Friday April 8, 2016

University of Delaware, College of Arts and Sciences, Latin American and Iberian Studies

Presented by Carla Guerron Montero, Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies, and the Race in the Americas (RITA) group, United Kingdom

Thursday April 7 (Perkins Gallery):

Workshop: ‘Engaging Race and Ethnicity’, led by Theater of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC)

Theater of the Oppressed, established in the early 1970s by Brazilian director and activist, Augusto Boal, is a participatory theatre that fosters democratic and cooperative forms of interaction among participants.

Friday April 8 (Ewing Room):

Symposium: Keynote speakers Adunni Adams and James Owen Heath (RITA)

Panel  1: Cultural Influences in Academia on the Study of Race in the Americas

[Moderator: James Owen Heath]. The aim of this panel is to explore the ways in which race in the Americas is discussed and interrogated in the academy.

Panel participants: Pascha Bueno-Hansen (Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies, UD), Selwyn Cudjoe (Professor of Africana Studies, Wellesley College), Benjamin Fleury-Steiner (Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, UD), Tiffany Gill (Associate Professor of Black American Studies and History, UD) and Karen Rosenberg (Professor of Anthropology, UD).

Panel  2: Identifying the Problems in Discussing Race in the Americas

[Moderator: Adunni Adams]. This panel offers an open debate about why conversations about race are frustrated, encouraged or suppressed outside and within institutions.

Panel participants: Kevin D. Browne (Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law, University of Indiana), Kim Chanbonpin (Associate Professor, The John Marshall Law School), Claudia Correa (Adjunct Professor, Universidade Federal de Rondonia), Yasser Payne (Associate Professor of Black American Studies, UD) and Torie Weiston-Serdan (Founder and Executive Director at The Youth Mentoring Action Network [YMAN]).

Reading by Thomas Glave (Professor, English Department, Binghampton University)

Contact Info: 
For more information about the events, contact:

Dr Carla Guerron Montero 

(302) 831 3362



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