Learning About Belonging Through Black Joy

When Mar 19, 2024
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Shumaker Research Building room 139
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The Department of Sociology's annual Rieger Speaker series, centering on the theme of racial justice, equity, and inclusion in higher education, presents a talk by Dr. Antar Tichavakunda titled 'Learning About Belonging Through Black Joy.' This year's focus aims to explore the imperative of achieving and nurturing a sense of belonging in higher education amidst shifting political landscapes. Drawing from his research on Black student experiences, Tichavakunda will illuminate valuable insights into fostering a sense of belonging within the evolving and often divisive landscape of higher education. Antar A. Tichavakunda, Assistant Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, published Black Campus Life: The Worlds Black Students Make at a Historically White Institution, with SUNY Press. Learn more about Dr. Tichavakunda here. The focus of the 2024 Rieger Speaker series is on racial justice, equity, and inclusion in higher education, under the theme "Achieving and Fostering a Sense of Belonging in Higher Education in a Changing Political World." The co-sponsors are the Liberal Studies Program & the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research.

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