Moveable Feast: Everyday Anti-Racism
Panel: “Everyday Anti-Racism: Images, Institutions, and You”
- Alicia Brunson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Armstrong Campus
- Dina Walker-DeVose, School of Human Ecology, Statesboro Campus
- Christopher Cartwright, Department of Writing and Linguistics, Armstrong Campus
Educational disparities in Savannah, in Georgia and in the South persist. Media images provide visual evidence of an unjust status quo. The era of segregation in the United States is not over. With this recognition, we must ask ourselves how we can better advocate for racial justice in our society and in our daily lives. Building on the premise that a critical understanding of racism will strengthen our ability to advocate for justice in our local and global communities, this panel of scholars will provide a survey of contemporary research on race and racism. Each will examine how racism continues to affect our institutions, our media and our daily interactions. Together they will explore how educational discrimination and representations of African-Americans in media help us visualize the complex social systems in which racism persists. By the time they conclude, the panelists hope to have challenged you to examine biases you may hold.
About the series: Georgia Southern University's 2019 Moveable Feast lecture series is presented by the College of Arts and Humanities in cooperation with the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and is hosted in historic venues throughout Savannah. All events begin at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 21 at 6:00pm
The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation and Beach Institute of African-American Culture 502 East Harris St. Savannah, Georgia