The Overcoming Racism Conference is going virtual this year!
November 13 & 14, 2020 Overcoming Racism: Taking Back “We the People”
What does it mean to be “We the People” through an antiracist lens, in these times? How do we address the rise of right wing populism worldwide? In the USA, Brazil, the UK, Hungary and Turkey, right wing populism and neo-fascism are taking hold. In all cases, the divides are ethnic and cultural. In the USA, the fault lines are explicitly racialized. How do we take back, or claim for the first time in our history, the idea that “all means all” when we talk about “We the People”?
Request for Workshop Proposals – Proposals Due July 20, 2020 – Please share widely!
Conference Keynote Presenters:
November 13th: Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. Ph.D., Chair of the Department of African American Studies and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. See below for more.
November 14th: Funny Asian Women Kollective (FAWK). FAWK exists to combat the invisibility and dehumanization of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) women.
The Overcoming Racism 2020 Conference aims to respond to our times in a way that reflects concern for the health and safety of conference attendees as a virtual event. As heartbreaking as that is to us who have found previous Overcoming Racism conferences to be viral in terms of information exchange, learning and relationship-building, we wish to keep our physical viral exchange to a minimum. And as it turns out, a virtual conference allows for even more voices, more learning and more relationship-building.
From Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.:
A New America is Desperately Trying To Be Born https://www.msnbc.com/kasie-dc/watch/eddie-glaude-a-new-america-is-desperately-trying-to-be-born-84633157952
Why This Moment Demands Radical Politics https://www.vox.com/2020/6/9/21279536/radical-politics-george-floyd-protests-police-brutality-black-lives