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A Critical Conversation About Race and History
As the discussion surrounding Critical Race Theory (CRT) continues to be widely discussed and evaluated throughout Florida and the nation, The University of Central Florida’s English Department has organized a panel discussion to look more closely at this impactful issue.
Tammie Fields, Spectrum News 13 anchor, will moderate a conversation about race, theory, history and creative work. Authors Kiese Laymon and Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein will be in conversation with Dr. Jamila Kareem and Jason Gregory, both professors at the University of Central Florida to discuss the origins of conversations surrounding race and history, using the humanities to foster a constructive dialogue on why this is a hotly contested topic, and how racial disparities have created socio-economic and political inequalities, specifically for African Americans. The authors will also discuss how the conversation on race and history has influenced their work. For more information on the event and speakers, please visit UCF’s College of Arts and Humanities webpage.
This event is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant in partnership with the University of Central Florida.
Date/time: January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presented By:Kiese Laymon, Author and Professor, Department of English, University of Mississippi Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Author and Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronmy, University of New Hampshire Dr.Jamila Kareem, Asssitant Professor, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Central Florida Jason Gregory, Lecturer, English Department, University of Central Florida