CFP Learning Anti-Racism through the Arts

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Call for proposals: Learning Anti-Racism Through the Arts, to be edited by Sharon Ammen and Michelle Washington. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Sharon Ammen (Professor Emerita Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College) and Michelle Washington (Bowie State University) are in the beginning stages of putting together a book of essays. The working title is Learning Antiracism through the Arts. They have been engaged in studying the legacy of racist songs from 1890s with classes at Bowie State, and are now are looking for essays concerning all arts and races and including intersections with areas of gender, economics, and environmental justice. They invite material from artists, scholars and students of all ethnic backgrounds. If you think you may be interested, write to Sharon Ammen via email to begin the conversation, and she will send a short summary of the focus and information about contributors who have already joined the project.

Webinar: Interculturalism and Anti-Racism in Cities

EventsInterculturalism and anti-racism in cities, Webinar, Intercultural Cities (ICC) and Laboratory for Research on Intercultural Relations (LABRRI) at the University of Montreal, 26 February 2021, at 9 a.m. (Canada; 3 p.m. CET), online.

In cities across the world, proponents of interculturalism (an approach focused on communication and positive interactions) and anti-racism (an approach more concerned with social and racial discrimination) have been active in the fight for justice and equality. While activists in these two fields clearly have shared goals, the two approaches are sometimes at odds with each in terms of the strategies that should be used to affect change. While it is often argued that the two approaches are complementary, there is also a tendency to subordinate one approach to the other, without asking fundamental questions about which approach is best suited to address a particular set of issues at a particular moment in time.

This webinar, which is aimed at people whose work involves trying to make cities more inclusive places, will address the tensions between interculturalism and anti-racism in an attempt to find ways in which the two can better support each other’s efforts in the global fight for economic equality and social justice.

Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism Podcasts

PostdocsGiven the current focus on anti-racism and the importance of diversity and inclusion, there are many podcasts now available and worthy of attention as potential teaching resources.

The Eclectic Inclusion Podcast by Dr. Amer F. Ahmed

In our polarizing times, many of the greatest challenges in creating a more equitable and just world stems from our lack of understanding of one another. ‘Eclectic Inclusion’ features diverse and unique voices who have unlocked their own potential to have a meaningful impact on others through art, education and activism. Each person will share how their unique backgrounds and experiences have shaped their journey to become change-agents for a more inclusive world. All of these individuals are educators and will discuss their perspectives on inclusive teaching and learning.

Intersectionality Matters! from The African American Policy Forum

Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, a leading critical race theorist who coined the term “intersectionality,” this podcast brings the academic term to life. Each episode brings together lively political organizers, journalists and writers.

Code Switch from National Public Radio

What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story.

How to be American: The history of immigration and migration from Apple Podcasts

These American stories are not in your standard history book. History tends to be reduced to key moments and celebrated names, and what’s often overlooked are the stories of the ordinary people, both past and present, who have lived through journeys of immigration and migration…the people who have shaped what it means to be and to become American. How To Be American is a podcast by the Tenement Museum where from New York’s Lower East Side, we explore the history of immigration and migration in America. We share the stories of migrants and refugees, and everyone in-between. And we examine why so many important events in our history have unfolded around issues of immigration and national identity. This is the past, present, and future of becoming American.

See also additional suggestions from WBUR

 

U Minnesota Press Offers Free Racial Justice Books

Intercultural PedagogyRacial Justice Resources, available for free, from University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

The University of Minnesota Press is committed to challenging white supremacy, police violence, and unequal access to criminal justice, education, and resources in Minnesota, the United States, and throughout the world. To promote understanding and action for change, they are making a series of antiracist books available to all to read online for free through May 15, 2021.

These include: Living for Change by Grace Lee Boggs, and Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify, by Carolyn Lee Holbrook, among others, for a set of 30 ebooks.