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How Do We Begin: A Historical Reckoning with Anti-Black Racism at U-M
Wednesday, April 13, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Written by guest playwright and U-M alumn Jordan Harris, this short series of plays illuminates U-M’s complicated relationship with elitism and racial inequity. Using Matthew Johnson’s book Undermining Racial Justice (a historical analysis of the admissions processes at U-M) as an entry point, the play examines how American colleges and universities—and U-M specifically—have perpetuated anti-Blackness while simultaneously benefiting from their association with inclusive values. Through a series of facilitated discussion and activities, participants will wrestle with a central question: with an understanding of our inequitable past and present, how will we imagine and pursue a racially just future?
This workshop is designed for University of Michigan master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact Rackemail@example.com to see if we can accommodate your attendance.
Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Z669p.
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