American Studies students, faculty, alumni, and staff Open Conversation on Race

Author: Katie Schlotfeldt

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American Studies students, faculty, alumni, and staff hosted an open and honest conversation about race.  To create a space that inspires and equips us to listen, hope, and act upon the structural injustices sewn into the social fabric of the United States on Monday, June 8th via Zoom.  

AMST wants to thank two of our recent alumnae, Irla Atanda and Bailey Kendall, for convening the conversation that brought together more than 80 students, alumni, faculty, and staff for an enlightening discussion on racial justice and protest in the U.S. We are also grateful to rising senior Theresa Azemar for sharing her wisdom as a panelist.

Our current and past students, including all who zoomed with us and those who were there in spirit, remind us what a special community we have built as a department and give us hope for a better future. Irla and Bailey report that they will be following up via email to all who are interested in taking some next steps together. We are also proud to announce that AMST will be hosting a Racial Justice Book Club, organized by Professor Gurel, open to all and starting in July. Details forthcoming.