Racial Justice and the Humanities: Opportunities, Obstacles, and Offering Insight
Thursday, October 8; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
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UM Humanities Institute and the African-American Studies program hosted a panel exploring racial justice in the humanities.
- Professor Jamil Drake, Religious Studies and African American Studies, Florida State University
- Professor Felipe Hinojosa, History and Latin American Studies, Texas A&M University
- Professor Rosalyn La Pier, Environmental Studies, University of Montana
Professor Tobin Miller Shearer from UM's History and African-American Studies programs served as the moderator.
Key questions explored:
- In which ways can Humanities scholars connect to and support racial justice struggles through their scholarship and teaching?
- Are there opportunities or obstacles in these efforts particular to the Humanities?
- How have Humanities scholars contributed to racial justice struggles in the past? Are there ways in which they have proven obstructive?