• MLK50
    MLK50
An interdisciplinary symposium featuring research on race and racial discrimination by Southwestern faculty, staff, students and a recent graduate.

 

The Race and Ethnicity Studies minor is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium featuring research on race and racial discrimination by Southwestern faculty, staff, students and a recent graduate The presenters will also answer questions from the general public.  The symposium is co-sponsored by the Race and Ethnicity Studies Program, Paideia and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

Tuesday, January 23

5:30 - Welcome & Introduction
Professor of Anthropology and Race & Ethnicity Studies Chair Melissa Johnson

5:40 - “Here, Have a Hug from a Blindfolded Muslim: Strange Submissions to the State” Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Lamiyah Bahrainwala

6:05 - “Racialized Spirits: Doctors on Spiritual Healing Practices in Mexico, 1920s and 30s”
Assistant Professor of History Jethro Hernandez-Berrones

6:30 - “Through it All:  Gaining Strength through Poetry!”
Assistant Dean for Student Multicultural Affairs Terri Johnson

7:00 Discussion

 

Thursday January 25

5:30 - Welcome & Introduction
Professor of Anthropology and Race & Ethnicity Studies Chair Melissa Johnson

5:40 - ”Am I Still Latino Enough? The Construction of Latino Identity Among Hispanics Who Don’t Speak Spanish”
Esteffany Luna, SU ’18 

6:05 - Short Film Screening: “An Uncertain Future”
Iliana Sosa SU ’07, writer and director

6:30 “Race and Contested Public Spaces
Professor of Sociology Maria Lowe and Dakota Cortez, SU ’19 

7:00 Discussion