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Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead: “Black COVID Stories, Black Lives Matter, and Protest: A Conversation about the Ongoing Struggle for Justice and Change”

November 11 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Kaye Whitehead

The Humanities Forum and the Social Sciences Forum present Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies in the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland, who will present the annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture on “Black COVID Stories, Black Lives Matter, and Protest: A Conversation about the Ongoing Struggle for Justice and Change.”

The year 2020 has been a very difficult one, with the violent deaths of Black men and women at the hands of police and would-be vigilantes and the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the Black and Brown communities. Conversations have been reignited around the country about anti-blackness and anti-racism, policing and justice. As we move forward, questions remain about what the long-term impact will be on our society and the ways in which we can reimagine our way forward. Kaye Wise Whitehead will address these questions and facilitate a larger conversation about systemic racism, engagement, and the current calls for justice.

Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies in the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland and the host of the award-winning radio show, Today With Dr. Kaye, on WEAA 88.9 FM. In 2019, she was selected for inclusion on Essence’s “Woke 100 Women” list, the Daily Record’s “Top 100 Women” in Maryland, and The Baltimore Sun‘s “25 Women to Watch.” As one of only a handful of daily drive-time afternoon radio shows hosted by a black woman, Today With Dr. Kaye received the 2019 Associated Press Award for Outstanding Talk Show and the second-place Award for Outstanding Editorial and Commentary. Whitehead was the recipient of the 2019 Collegium Visionary Award. Whitehead also writes a bi-monthly column, “Dispatches from Baltimore,” for the Baltimore Afro newspaper based upon her in-depth ethnographic study within the Black Butterfly neighborhoods of Baltimore City. She is the author of four books, including Race Brave: New and Selected Works; Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis, which received both the 2015 Darlene Clark Hine Book Award from the Organization of American Historians and the 2014 Letitia Woods Brown Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians; and, Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America. Additionally, she is a K-12 master teacher in African American History; an award-winning curriculum writer and lesson plan developer; an award-winning former Baltimore City middle school teacher; and a three-time New York Emmy-nominated, documentary filmmaker.

This event will be streamed live via Webex — join the event.

This event will be recorded and made available on the Dresher Center’s YouTube channel.

UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Closed captioning will be provided.


The 42nd W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies, the Center for Social Science Scholarship, and the Dresher Center for the Humanities.


Photo courtesy of the speaker.

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Date:
November 11
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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