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By Matthew Girson /
September 4, 2020 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
Urgent times demand urgent action. Please join the DePaul community in a TEACH IN on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 to address and discuss racism and the violence that has been occurring in Chicago, Kenosha and other American cities. Presentations will also touch on themes from the Black Lives Matter Movement, American democracy and issues of social justice more broadly.
A group of DePaul faculty from diverse disciplines will make presentations and host discussions to provide a space to better understand and reflect on these urgent issues as we begin a new academic year and approach the Nov. 3 election.
All members of the DePaul community are invited to participate. Zoom links will be made available for each individual session. Contact Professor Matthew Girson with any questions or concerns.
DePaul Teach In
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Zoom (Individual links will be provided for each session.)
Presenters and Schedule:
9:30 a.m. Matthew Girson (Art): The Fall, The Fell: Contemporary Art and Social Justice in America: Summer 2020
10:30 a.m. Amy Clark (Early Childhood Education): Anti-Black Violence in Early Childhood Education Settings
11:00 a.m. Traci Schlesinger (Sociology): Abolition as a Practice: Creating a World Free of Criminalization & Punishment
11:30 a.m. Chernoh Sesay (Religious Studies): Ritual, Racism, and Democracy: Then and Now
1:00 p.m. Bibiana Suarez (Art): Constructing and Visualizing Race
1:30 p.m. Christina Rivers (Political Science): Get in the Habit! The Importance of the Young Adult Vote, Especially in Time of Crisis
2:00 p.m. Mark DeLancey (History of Art and Architecture): Beyond the European Canon in Art History
2:30 p.m. Tom Mondschean (Economics): Economic Differences in U.S. Households: A Racial Comparison
3:00 p.m. Jeff Carter (Art): Objects of Contention
3:30 p.m. Michael Lewanski (Music): New Music and New Noises: Change is Possible
4:00 p.m. Ann Russo (Women and Gender Studies): Feminism and Transformative Justice as Paths to Police/Prison Abolition
5:00 p.m. Margaret Storey (History): Policing and Jim Crow: A Black Woman's Memory
5:30 p.m. Winifred Curran (Geography): The Geography of Gentrification
6:00 p.m. Caroline Kisiel (SCPS): Did Black Lives Matter in Early Illinois? Re-evaluating the “Free State" of Illinois Through One Frontier Community
7:00 p.m. Open Forum
Matthew Girson is a professor in The Art School in DePaul's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.