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OH Grant-Funded Programs

Building Bridges | Dismantling Racism for the Common Good

VIRTUAL June 9, 2021 - June 11, 2021

Event Details

This conference, hosted by the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, will examine the characteristics of systemic racism and its impact on everyday life by exploring the interrelated themes of diversity, alienation (anomie), whiteness and community. Presentations developed around these themes will establish critical frameworks for understanding how race and racial ideologies persist in shaping social and cultural institutions, which mediate interconnectedness and/or social isolation between individuals and social groups, and how these factors foster or hinder community-building.

Break-out sessions will be facilitated each day by the staff of the Institute for the Healing of Memories (IMH) to help participants process their feelings, experiences and general understanding of the topics presented. 

The conference design is based on the organizers’ conviction that addressing racism necessitates a rigorous interdisciplinary approach and also needs to bridge the gap between academic research and teaching and social activism beyond the university.

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DISCLAIMER: This program is funded in part by Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.

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