Recently, we have witnessed the passage of anti-immigrant polices in Arizona, Alabama, Georgia and several other states as well as the banning of Chicana/o Studies in Arizona. The implementation of these policies relies heavily on identifying and criminalizing people according to their physicality, accents, languages and other markers of racialized “Other.” What is our role as students and educators and how can we challenge these policies? How are communities resisting and acting in tension against these violent normalizing discourses and practices?
These are only a few of the questions we plan to discuss at the 3rd Annual R.I.S.E. Symposium on Race and Education. This year’s theme is “Bridging Borders: Overcoming Oppression Through Solidarity.” Our goal is to discuss how borders are being created to marginalize communities, but also to investigate how we can utilize these borders as a point of solidarity and hope as we work towards social justice. We hope you can join us for a critical discussion and break-out sessions with nationally recognized education scholars!
When: Friday, February 10, 2012, 9:00am-3:30pm
Where: CU-Boulder Law School’s Wittemyer Courtroom
Why: Join fellow students, professors, teachers, community members, and national experts in a critical dialogue about issues related to race, racism, immigration, and education. Between the two panel sessions, participants will have an opportunity to interact with the panelists during breakout sessions.
For more information, for the agenda and to learn more about our invited speakers, please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/risecued/embracing-race-symposium. We look forward to seeing you!
R.I.S.E. (Racial Initiatives for Students at Educators)
University of Colorado Boulder