Break away. Break the silence.

Feb. 22: 7 p.m., Walls Lounge (LANG 213)

Paul C. GorskiBecoming a Threat to Injustice
Dr. Paul C. Gorski

Paul Gorski’s work sits at the intersection of education, equity, and community organizing and focuses on the gaps between best practices and reality. In this workshop, he presents a framework for Equity Literacy and argues that we need to be careful about adopting frameworks for talking about diversity or equity that are designed to avoid dealing with equity and social justice in a real way.

Dr. Gorski will also cover the dangers of performative equity, such as celebrations of marginalized cultures that do not address the source of marginalization.

Co-sponsored by the Teaching Learning Center, University Lectureship Committee, Office of the Dean of Students, and the Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Annual Civil Rights Spring Break Trip: Atlanta, Ga. CANCELLED FOR 2018

March 21: 7 p.m., Walls Lounge (LANG 213)

Kat LazoHow to Dismantle Oppressive Systems through Media Literacy
Kat Lazo

You’ve seen her on the Kat’s Meow, Mitu, and MTV’s Decoded now. Feminist vlogger and film producer Kat Lazo takes Bucknell by storm in this interactive workshop on media literacy.

Whether it's racism, xenophobia, homophobia or sexism, the media has always been a vehicle for furthering messages of oppression.

So what can we do as an audience to not perpetuate these messages? Kat Lazo shows us how to be media literate and presents other skills to help combat dangerous media messages.

Fall 2017

Sept. 2 - 22 with Live Talkback on Thursday, Sept. 28: 6:30 p.m.,  MacDonald Commons

Jeanine StaplesStrengths & Struggles Virtual Summit:
Critical Examinations of Intersectional Lives

Plus Live Talk Back with Dr. Jeanine Staples

Strengths and struggles are embodied by youth and adults of color in schools and society throughout the course of academic careers. In this 21 day virtual summit, 21 guests, including Bucknell undergraduate students and faculty, will generate in-depth conversations about the Strengths & Struggles In School & Society: Critical Examinations of Intersectional Lives. As a participant, you will take part in discussions with race and gender scholars who are still being trained (undergraduate students), those who are emerging in the field (early career scholars), and established in the field. | Register now for the summit

SS Sumit

Tuesday, Oct. 17: noon, Center Room (LANG 256) and 7 p.m., Center Room (LANG 256)

Myra WashingtonWho Gets to Speak on Behalf of Communities of Color?
Complicating Mixed Race Leadership and Advocacy.
Dr. Myra Washington

There is a long history of biracial and multiracial individuals taking on leadership and advocacy roles in racial justice movements. However, the extent to which their mixed race heritage may be embraced continues to cause controversy. Dr. Washington will  share both scholarly and personal perspectives as participants are invited to engage this complicated discussion.

Nov. 2: 7 p.m., Center Room (LANG 256)

Brittany CooperBeyond Respectability
Book reading and talk
Dr. Brittany C. Cooper

Beyond Respectability charts the development of African American women as public intellectuals from the end of the 1800s through the Black Power era of the 1970s. In this talk, Dr. Cooper delves into the processes that transformed these women into racial leadership figures, their theoretical output and personal experiences. Their body of work critically reshaped our understandings of race and gender discourse and confronted entrenched ideas of how--and who--produced racial knowledge.

Spring 2017

Feb. 23: noon Center Room (LANG 256) and 7 p.m., Walls Lounge (LANG 213)

Jorge ZeballosCosmic Race, Rainbow People and Other Myths
Jorge Zeballos

This workshop will explore the history of the white supremacies that have existed in western Latinx cultures for hundreds of years. Using historical and religious writings, quotations, and cartoons past and present that depict blacks and indigenous people as non-humans, Zeballos will demonstrate how racism and “colorism” have influenced and shaped Latinx cultures and thinking. “The most effective tool in the hands of an oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” Participants will explore the implications of this influence for building solidarity across racial and ethnic lines in the US.

March 2: noon Center Room (LANG 256) and 7 p.m., Walls Lounge (LANG 213)

Jennifer HarveyDear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation
Jennifer Harvey, Professor of Religion at Drake University

Pictures coming out of Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014 were eerily similar to iconic images seared in our collective, national memory from the 1950s. How should we understand not only Ferguson but the onslaught of violence against Black men, women and children that continue to embroil this nation? In this presentation and dialogue we will explore the ways lesser known perspectives on the Civil Rights Movements—religious and secular perspectives—may help us better understand the racial climate we in right now.

Co-sponsored with Campus Ministry

Fall 2016

Sept. 29: 7 p.m., Center Room (LANG 256) and Sept. 30, noon, Arches Lounge (LANG 304)

Life After Being Called Out
Shane Lloyd, MPH, Assistant Director for First Year and Sophomore Programs, Brown University; Maura Pavalow, Ph.D.

In this increasingly diverse campus environment, we are all likely to say or do something that others might perceive as racist, sexist, or classist even if we did not think it was that big of a deal. This workshop explores how to move forward positively after these kinds of interactions and how to work together to be in greater solidarity with one another as campus community members from diverse backgrounds. The session will also cover different dynamics that inform how our interactions could be perceived in a particularly negative way.

Nov. 8: 7 - 9 p.m., Walls Lounge (LANG 213)

Charmaine Wijeyesinghe Race and Identity Beyond the Color Line Part I
Dr. Charmaine Wijeyesinghe

Using personal reflection and group discussion, this workshop encourages students to consider how they define race and how this definition affects their own sense of racial identity beyond appearance.

Nov. 9: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Center Room (LANG 256)

Intersectionality, Race and Identity in the Classroom
Dr. Charmaine Wijeyesinghe

This Workshop focuses on the way intersectionality can be used to enhance curriculum and course planning as well as used to shed light on student response to content and discussion involving social issues such as race, sexual orientation, class, and gender. Benefits and challenges associated with integrating intersectionality into teaching, as well as sample classroom activities will be discussed. Lunch will be served.

Nov. 9: 3 - 5 p.m., Center Room (LANG 256)

Race and…..: Using Intersectionality to Broaden our Understanding of Identity, Social Issues and Actions for Social Justice
Dr. Charmaine Wijeyesinghe

This advanced workshop is intended for those who have a good foundation of social justice knowledge and want to deepen their understanding of core aspects of intersectionality and how it provides a more holistic perspective on identity, social systems, and efforts to promote social change.

Nov. 9: 6:30 - 9 p.m., Arches Lounge (LANG 304)

Race and Identity Beyond the Color Line Part II: The Student Experience of Race on Campus-Sharing our Stories to Create Understanding and Change
Dr. Charmaine Wijeyesinghe

This highly interactive session places students in small groups based on racial identity to reflect on their experiences related to race and identity at Bucknell. Cross group dialogue will highlight experiences of race in student life on campus, and identify ways of supporting one another.