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Washoe Talks: Racism in America
Current events have us all talking about racism in America, Black Lives Matter, and how we can be involved as a society to end racism once and for all. Please join the community as the library hosts a five-person panel of guest experts to answer questions from the public in a Zoom webinar setting.
The experts are: Don Dike-Anukam, Monique Normand, Dr. Greta de Jong, Dr. Callum Ingram, and Dr. Precious Hall.
Join us for this local and timely conversation.
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a Reno native attending college in northern Nevada. He has been involved in activist politics for 15 years on and off, and has been involved in multiple campaigns in multiple positions in that time. He also was a college radio political, news, and talk-show host covering a range of stories from hostage standoffs, fires, interviews, and public speeches.": https://thisisreno.com/about/thisisreno-crew/
Monique Normand is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada and holds a Masters degree in social work from the University of Nevada, Reno. She was previously a community organizer with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, and also worked at the University of Nevada, Reno. Monique is currently a licensed social worker and serves on the board of the Nevada Coalition Against the death penalty, while working on efforts with the Black Lives Matters movement.
Dr. Greta De Jong:
Professor de Jong is a researcher and teacher of African American history whose work focuses on the connections between race and class and black activists’ struggles for social justice in the twentieth century. She has written three books: A Different Day: African American Struggles for Justice in Rural Louisiana, 1900-1970 (University of North Carolina Press, 2002); Invisible Enemy: The African American Freedom Struggle after 1965 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010); and You Can't Eat Freedom: Southerners and Social Justice after the Civil Rights Movement (University of North Carolina Press, 2016).
Dr. Callum Ingram:
Callum Ingram is an assistant professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research and teaching focus on the ethics of social and revolutionary movements, democratic theory, American political thought and environmental politics.
Ingram has published work in contemporary pragmatism and philosophy and social criticism and he is currently working on a book manuscript entitled "Dissent in a World of Structural Oppression." The book analyzes how the discourse of structural oppression shifts diagnoses of group-based injustice, as well as how these diagnoses reshape the ethics of dissent in liberal democracies.
His work has been funded by the Clay Endowment for the Humanities, the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, among others.
Dr. Precious Hall:
Dr. Precious Hall is a professor of Political Science at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. She has been at TMCC since 2012, but hails from Baltimore, Maryland having completed her undergraduate studies at High Point University in North Carolina and graduate studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her research centers on American Politics, African American Politics and Political Behavior. Through her lens of research she has investigated the presence of minority politicians in the post-Obama government and the rhetoric and style of campaigns used by African American politicians in the notion of a post-racial society.
- Tuesday, July 14, 2020
- 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Zoom - Register to receive link to event
- Digital Library