Monday, February 15, 2021

Arts & Humanities Race, Equity & Justice and Dean's Lecture Series this Spring


Arts & Humanities Dean's Colloquium
Series on Race, Equity & Justice

Join the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) at the University of Maryland for its Dean’s Colloquium Series on Race, Equity and Justice, a conversation series featuring ARHU faculty experts. Launched in Fall 2020 and hosted by Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill, the yearlong series increases awareness of issues related to systemic racism, equity and inequality and encourages dialogue and ideas for social action and change. The series is part of ARHU’s campaign to address race, equity and justice in its curriculum, scholarship, programming and community engagement.

Each virtual event is free. Registration is required.

Spring speakers include:

Movement Money: Crises, Relief and Democratic Practice
Quincy T. Mills, Associate Professor, Department of History
February 17 • 9 AM EST

Interdisciplinary Forms of Resistance
Jessica V. Gatlin, Assistant Professor, Department of Art
March 11 • 9 AM EST

The Lakeland Digital Archive: Building an Equitable Project
Mary Corbin Sies, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies
Trevor Muñoz, Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
Violetta Sharps-Jones, Historian and Genealogist and Lakeland Community Heritage Project Board Member
Maxine Gross, Historian of Lakeland and Lakeland Community Heritage Project President
April 13 • 9 AM EST

Black Radicalism and his book, “Black Queer Freedom: Spaces of Injury and Paths of Desire”
GerShun Avilez, Associate Professor, Department of English
May 6 • 9 AM EST


2021 College of Arts & Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series
College of Education Dean’s Lecture on Education & Society
Featuring Monique W. Morris
February 23 • 5 PM EST

In this lecture, award-winning author and social justice scholar, Monique W. Morris, discusses her documentary, “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.” Based on two of her books—one of the same name and “Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls”—the documentary examines the educational, judicial and societal disparities facing Black girls. With three decades of experience in education, civil rights and juvenile and social justice, Morris’ work has provided a road map for educators and policymakers to address the school-to-prison pipeline for Black girls. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Dean Thornton Dill. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Humanities and the College of Education.