CRITICAL RACE SYMPOSIUM:
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON RESEARCH AND SCHOLAR-ACTIVISM
When: Friday, April 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Where: Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Avenue
The Critical Race Collective (CRC) Community of Scholars, an interdisciplinary group of faculty who apply critical race theory to research, teaching, and activism, will host a symposium on critical race theory for faculty, staff, students, and the public. The symposium will feature cutting edge research and scholarship by UT faculty and students, a keynote presentation, and a panel discussion on how to improve the campus racial climate.
Crystal Fleming, Associate Professor of Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook and a renowned critical race scholar, will present the keynote address based on themes from her recent best-belling book, How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide.
Presented by the UT Critical Race Collective (CRC) Community of Scholars. Additional support from the UT Office of Research and Engagement; Office of the Provost; Departments of Sociology, Psychology, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, Higher Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, English, Religious Studies, Geography, and Political Science; Programs of Africana Studies and Global Studies; College of Arts and Sciences; and UT Libraries.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10:00 AM – 10:20 AM: Welcome and Introductory Remarks – Michelle Christian and Jioni Lewis (Co-Directors of the Critical Race Collective), featuring Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, Robert Nobles
10:30 AM – 11:20 AM: Symposium Session 1 – Critical Race Theory in the Arts & Humanities
Vision 20/70: Addressing the Lack of Diversity Among Music Educators – Loneka Wilkinson Battiste, Music Education
Heretical Humanities: Thinking a New Human Future with Sylvia Wynter – David Kline, Religious Studies
Teaching Latinx Studies in the U.S. South: Racial Politics and Critical Pedagogies – Liliana Gonzalez, English and Modern Foreign Languages
10:30 AM – 11:20 AM: Symposium Session 2 – Critical Race Theory in the Social Sciences
From Aversive Racism to White Nationalism: The New, Old Fight Against White Supremacy – Patrick Grzanka, Psychology & Kirsten Gonzalez, Psychology
Chocolate City Way Up South in Appalachia: Black Knoxville at the Intersection of Race, Place, and Region – Enkeshi Thom El-Amin, Sociology
Critical Race Theory and the New Sociolinguistics – Jessi Grieser, English and Linguistics
11:30 AM – 12:20 PM: Symposium Session 3 – Critical Race Theory and Higher Education
611 Miles Apart: A Critical Race Analysis of Two Flagship Land-Grant Institutions – Dorian McCoy, Higher Education
Black Joy is Resistance: A Collaborative Autoethnography of Two Black Queer Married Academics in the Trump Era – Shaina Destine, University Libraries & Shaneda Destine, Sociology
Librarians of Color in Academia: The Critical Importance of Diversity Residencies – Lizeth Zepeda, University Libraries
11:30 AM – 12:20 PM: Symposium Session 4 – Critical Race Theory and the Law
The Inequalities of ‘Free’ Speech on College Campuses: Strategies Beyond Selective Uses of the First Amendment – Michelle Brown, Sociology
Dying for Equal Protection – Teri Dobbins Baxter, College of Law
Chicago on the Take: Ticketing and Towing in the City of Collision – Kasey Hendricks, Sociology
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM: Lunch and Graduate Student Poster Session
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Dr. Crystal Fleming’s Keynote Talk – How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide
3:10 PM – 4:20 PM: Panel Discussion on Racial Climate at UT
Misty Anderson – Professor of English and Faculty Senate President
Shea Kidd Houze – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tyvi Small – Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement
Matthew Theriot – Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Strategic Initiatives
Melody Banks – Black Student Union President
Dalton Teel – Student Government Association, Diversity Representative
4:20 PM – 4:30 PM: Closing Remarks – Jioni Lewis and Michelle Christian (Co-Directors of the Critical Race Collective)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Closing Reception – Central Depot (103 W. Depot Ave Knoxville, TN 37917); appetizers and a cash bar.