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McCormack Racial Equity Taskforce:
Diversifying the Curriculum Speaker Series

"DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS IN THE CLASSROOM: ADDRESSING RACISM, COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE"

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Tina M. Harris
Professor & Manship-Maynard Endowed Chair of Race, Media, & Cultural Literacy Affiliate, The African and African American Studies Program, Louisiana State University

ABSTRACT:
The 2020 racial pandemic in the U. S. illuminated the urgency for frank conversations about racism and a recognition that racism is a system of oppression affecting all racial groups but in materially different ways. The Harris and Abbott (2011) CRaMM (Confronting Racial Micro/Macroaggressions) Model offers a 4-stage approach for identifying and addressing covert and overt racist messages that perpetuate racism. This self-reflective approach teaches students and others how to actively address racial transgressions occurring in their day-to-day lives with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers. This model and related research is vital to equipping people with knowledge and the communication skills necessary for fighting for racial justice and against racism.

Keynote Speaker Bio:
Dr. Tina M. Harris is an internationally renowned interracial communication scholar with interests in race, media representations, and racial social justice. Her pedagogy, research, and service at LSU are driven by her desire to empower others with the communication and critical thinking skills necessary for becoming global citizens. The end goal of these efforts is to equip students to use an applied approach where theory leads to practice in a world where racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity are a welcome inevitably.

May 21, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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