Workshop offered: Racing Language and ‘Languaging’ Race in Hyper-Racial Times, April 24

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hosting an educational workshop, “Racing Language and ‘Languaging’ Race in Hyper-Racial Times,” Monday, April 24, 2017. The sessions are free and open to the public. Parking is free in the Visitor Lot near Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Topics (attend one or more):

All sessions will be presented by Samy Alim, a professor of Education, Anthropology and Linguistics at Stanford University, where he directs the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL), the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) and African & African American Studies (AAAS). In his most recent book, Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. (2012, with Geneva Smitherman), he addresses language and racial politics through an examination of President Obama’s language use… and America’s response to it. His other books include Street Conscious Rap (1999), You Know My Steez (2004), Roc the Mic Right (2006), Tha Global Cipha (2006), Talkin Black Talk (2007) and Global Linguistic Flows (2009). His forthcoming volume, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies, will appear in 2017 (with Django Paris, Teachers College Press).

Learn more about the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uwgbaic/ or by contacting Assistant Prof. Christin DePouw (Education) at depouwc@uwgb.edu. Sponsors are the Campus Life Diversity Task Force, Black Student Union, UW-Green Bay’s Professional Program in Education and the American Intercultural Center.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,030 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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