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Voices Matter: Why You Need to Talk About Race
Syracuse University’s Orange Academy-Online will offer Voices Matter: Why You Need to Talk About Race, a six-week interactive online workshop, from March 15-April 23, 2021. The virtual course will meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. ET.
A limited number of seats have been reserved for Syracuse University staff and faculty, who can take the course at no cost. Discounts are available for faculty and staff spouses and dependents and for alumni and friends of Syracuse University.
Taught by Jeff Mangram, associate professor in the School of Education, and Chandice Haste-Jackson, associate teaching professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science in the Falk College, the workshop is designed to stimulate dialogue and empower participants to take action regarding U.S. and global racial issues.
The workshop will engage participants in addressing questions such as:
- What role does socialization play in how we view ourselves and others?
- What does socialization teach us to view and what not to view?
- How does socialization teach us about ourselves and others?
- Can socialization be disrupted?
- What are the connections between socialization and identity?
- Where does race, class, gender, sexual orientation and nationality, for example, come into play in this process?
Using a multi-dimensional framework, participants will learn about the multiple “selves” you embody and the social responsibilities that come with these identities. The course will explore the following concepts: bias, stereotype, prejudice and discrimination. Participants will also learn about marginalization, oppression, privilege and how these concepts and states of being influence and impact your daily life. The process of reflexivity will be emphasized as a framework for building awareness, knowledge and skill.
Proceeds from this course will be used to provide scholarship and financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled at University College with consideration given to the student’s status as a member of an underrepresented group. For more information about how to donate directly to this scholarship, please contact Jeff Comanici at email@example.com.