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“Whitewashing”: Racial Disenfranchisement in Higher Education

Date: Tuesday, October 23
Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: UM-Flint’s Harding Mott University Center, Happenings Room, 400 Mill St. Flint, MI 48503

FREE ADMISSION. Food will be provided. Registration is required. Space is limited. To register, call 810-237-3450 or click the “Buy Now” button below.

Is there systemic racism on UM-Flint’s Campus? The panel discussion will explore the ways in which race, and particularly whiteness, shape higher education in the U.S. The discussion will include critical examinations of how the U.S. higher education infrastructure systemically advantages, and indeed was designed for, white students, faculty and staff, and how contemporary educational institutions are, or are not, working to challenge this legacy. More specifically to UM-Flint, this panel will challenge contradictions between perceptions and realities of the campus climate, and explore unintended impediments that put at variance our mission statements and the pragmatic instruments for their wholesome delivery.

Panelists:
Dr. Ernest Emenyonu, Professor of Africana Studies, UM-Flint
Dr. David Luke, Director, Intercultural Center, UM-Flint
Thom Bell, Director, Center for Educator Preparedness, UM-Flint

This event is part of the Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project Speaker Series, presented with the University of Michigan-Flint Office of University Outreach. Attendees are encouraged to explore Sloan Museum’s free exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?” open through December 9, 2018.

Sponsored by UM-Flint

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