22nd annual Campus and Community Dialogue on Race to be held virtually

This year, Humboldt State University will be hosting the 22nd annual Campus and Community Dialogue on Race (CDOR). This year’s event will be held virtually and will extend beyond one week, running from Oct. 26 through Oct. 30, plus an after election event. Students, staff, faculty, administrators and community members are all invited to attend. 

This year’s theme will be “Global Justice for Black Lives: Examining the Past and Reimagining the Future.” 

Each year, CDOR Planning Committee, composed of HSU students, staff and faculty, brainstorm to come up with a theme. 

“This theme seemed most appropriate,” said Kumi Watanabe-Schock, committee member.  

Some highlights for this year’s CDOR include workshops on covering the politics of race in America’s colleges, how teachers and schools working with parents and communities can build communal and civically engaged schools rooted in intersectional social justice for the goal of an equitable classroom. 

This year’s keynote speakers will be covering and relating to the theme. Lawrence Ross, who also presented during Black Liberation Month earlier this year, will be presenting at 2 p.m. on Oct. 26. (put the title or subject of his talk)

Bettina Love, PhD., is an award-winning author and associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia. She is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers in the areas of how anti-Blackness operates in schools, Hip Hop education and urban education. 

Love will present the “So You Want to Teach” event on Oct. 27 

Claudia Rankine, poet and author of “Citizen, An American Conversation” will be the keynote speaker for CDOR this year. Rankine was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and named a United States Artists Zell fellow in literature.

Following the U.S. Presidential election, Rankine will give a book talk “Just Us: The Space of the Conversation” at 11 a.m. on Nov. 7. Rankine will then give the keynote at 2 p.m. on Nov. 7. 

The event schedule will be available on the CDOR website and as well as 25LIVE on HSU Virtual Quad. For more information about the event and how to participate, visit https://dialogue.humboldt.edu/.

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