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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, 2020 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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.
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.
August 31 – December 17