Oct 23, 2015
Humboldt State University hosts the annual Campus Dialogue on Race (CDOR), Nov. 2-6, with workshops that explore modern forms of racism, multi-ethnic identities, civil disobedience, and more.
The CDOR provides students, faculty, staff and members of the community an opportunity to participate in events that explore the impact of racism and its intersections with all forms of oppression. The goal is to create spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue and positive strategies for change.
Two keynote speakers will headline the week:
This year’s dialogue examines the intersections of power, pedagogy, and identity. Among the workshops and discussions are “Reading the body: Stuart Hall’s Discursive Approach to Race,” “US Colonial Rule in Puerto Rico ‘The Oldest Colony in the World,’” and “Behind the Olympics – Black Women’s Lives.”
Events are planned throughout campus and take place each day of the week. For more information and a full schedule, go to humboldt.edu/dialogue.
About the CDOR
In 1998, on the first floor of the J, HSU held its first CDOR—a program inspired by President Bill Clinton’s Initiative on Race. Clinton recognized that America was increasingly becoming a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-religious society, making it imperative to identify common values and advance together across our differences.
Clinton challenged universities and communities across the nation to begin a very difficult dialogue about race. University campuses hosted town hall meetings, programs, speaker series, and workshops to facilitate the long road toward awareness and progress around complex issues of race.