Race Beyond Borders: Understanding Race as a Global Concept - Power, Access, and Policy
We are delighted to invite you to the kick-off event for the new Race Beyond Borders initiative, a coalition of Greater Atlanta area higher education institutions, Global Atlanta, and the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, coordinated by the Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC).
Starting Feb. 5, just after Black History Month begins, our virtual launch event will feature local academics exploring “Understanding Race as a Global Concept: Power, Access, and Policy” presenting views that will help shape views of what race actually is — and isn’t.
Join us to create together a public-facing scholar-activist network, and a collaborative, diverse, multi-institutional, and multi-stakeholder space for a global conversation on race.
February 5, 2021
12-1:30 pm EST
Understanding Race as a Global Concept: Power, Access, and Policy
Free and open to public
What is race? How can we start developing a shared understanding of race as a global concept? What are the theoretical and experiential definitions of race? How are concepts of race constructed in different parts of the world and how does race affect various power structures and interact with other identities?
This event will launch the Race Beyond Borders initiative and offer a first step in bringing multiple stakeholders and diverse voices together to begin a dialogue and process of inquiry. We will work on establishing terminology and language. It will lead to a shared understanding and direction for fostering equity and justice in all aspects of life, in Atlanta and beyond.
- Welcoming Remarks by Anna Stenport, Professor of Global Studies; Chair, School of Modern Languages; Founding Co-Director, Atlanta Global Studies Center, Georgia Tech
- Moderator: Jennie Ward-Robinson, Co-Director of Operations and Outreach, Center for Studies of Africa and Its Diaspora (CSAD), Georgia State University
- Julius Coles, Honorary Consul of Senegal
- Dorian Brown Crosby, Assistant Professor of Political Science; Faculty-Mentor and Board Member of Spelman College's Social Justice Program
- Sheryl Heron, Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Equity and Inclusion; Professor of Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine, Emory University
- Pushpa Parekh, Professor of English; Chair, African Diaspora and the World (ADW) Program, Spelman College
- Elizabeth West, Professor of English and Africana Literatures and Cultures; Co-Director of Academics, Center for Studies of Africa and Its Diaspora (CSAD), Georgia State University; Former Executive Director, South Atlantic Modern Languages Association (SAMLA)
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Atlanta Race Beyond Borders initiative is a partnership of the following institutions and organizations:
Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC), Georgia Tech and Georgia State University partnership
Georgia State University's Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora
Georgia State University's Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies
Spelman College's Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education
Spelman College's African Diaspora and the World (ADW) Program
Emory University's Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives
Emory University's James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference
Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IDEI) at Georgia Tech
City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs