Join us for the launch of the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative at American University, with a special event discussing the importance, challenges and impact of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 4-7 pm
4 -5 pm: Conversation with AU student activists involved with Black Lives Matter and AU Alumna Marita Golden
5-6pm: Talk – Erika Totten (BLM Activist in DC): “We are accountable when we are specific”
6-7pm: Talk – Marcia Chatelain (Associate Professor, History, Georgetown University – #fergusonsyllabus):
“What #BlackLivesMatter Teaches Us: Woke Pedagogies, Social Media, and the Academy”
This event is free and open to the public.
Cosponsored by the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative and the Humanities Lab.
About the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative
The Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative (CRGC) is a vibrant and inclusive community of faculty and students that explores diverse voices, histories, and experiences through socially engaged scholarship.
The collaborative houses six interdisciplinary programs that offer bachelor’s degrees, minors, and certificates:
- African American and African Diaspora Studies (minor)
- American Studies (major, minor)
- Arab World Studies (major, minor, undergraduate certificate)
- Asian Studies (major, minor, undergraduate certificate)
- Multi-Ethnic Studies (minor, undergraduate certificate)
- Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (major, minor, graduate certificate)
Our courses discuss race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, culture, religion, and more from a critical perspective. We encourage our students to research complex problems and explore interdisciplinary interests.