Campus Dialogue on Race to Highlight Equity in Education

Humboldt State University’s 13th annual Campus Dialogue on Race will explore From (In) Equality to Equity in Education Oct. 27 to Nov. 9.

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Tyrone Howard, Professor and Director of Center X and the Black Male Institute at the University of California Los Angeles, will deliver the keynote address, “Why Race and Culture Still Matter: Moving from Inequality to Equity in Education,” Nov. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.

Free workshops, film screenings and entertainment for HSU students, faculty, staff and the community on diversity, racism, social justice and equity in education.

Tyrone Howard, Professor and Director of Center X and the Black Male Institute at the University of California Los Angeles, will deliver the keynote address, “Why Race and Culture Still Matter: Moving from Inequality to Equity in Education,” Nov. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.

A nationally recognized expert on diversity issues in education, Howard has appeared on National Public Radio and is a regular urban education contributor to the New York Times. His work has centered on the achievement gap facing African American and other culturally diverse students and the importance of providing teachers skills and knowledge to reverse persistent underachievement.

Howard recently authored Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America’s Classrooms, which explores how greater awareness and understanding of race and culture can improve educational outcomes.

“Despite this country being racially diverse, we’re still not comfortable having conservations about the social and economic consequences that play out in our society,” Howard says. “We can’t have a real discussion about these issues until we acknowledge people’s histories: the experiences, the struggles, the life cycles of whites, blacks, Latinos, Asians and Native Americans.”

Howard will lead a book circle from noon to 2 p.m. and a student dialogue from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Library Fishbowl.

On Nov. 2, Jacqueline Nagatsuka of HSU’s Office of Institutional Research and Planning will lead a workshop on educational opportunities for minority students in the post affirmative action era. Other highlights include a film screening and discussion of The Color of Fear, a look at race relations through the eyes of a group of multi-racial men, and a discussion of Disney’s That’s So Raven Show and its portrayal of black girl identity.

Various other events for students, faculty and the community are scheduled during the 13-day event. Details are posted at humboldt.edu/dialogue, with frequent updates.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Workshop: “Art, Identity and Resistance”
5 – 7 p.m. in the Great Hall at College Creek
Presenter: Tim’m West

Friday, Oct. 28

Performance: “Ready, Set, Grow: A Coming of Age Story”
8 – 10 p.m. in Studio Theater (next to the Van Duzer Theater)
Presenter: Tim’m T. West

Monday, Oct. 31

Film Marathon
Waiting for Superman
The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman
Shattering the Silences
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Goodwin Forum

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Film Screening and Discussion: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Gist Hall 218

Book Circle with Tyrone Howard: Why Race and Culture Matter in the Classroom
Noon – 2 p.m. in the Library Fishbowl

Student Dialogue with Tyrone Howard
3 – 5 p.m. in the Library Fishbowl

Keynote Presentation: Tyrone Howard
6 – 8 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Special Session for Faculty and Staff: Campus Dialogue on Closing the Achievement Gap
Guest facilitator: Tyrone Howard
9 – 11 a.m. in the Goodwin Forum

Workshop: “Inclusive Pedagogy”
Noon – 2 p.m. in the Goodwin Forum
Presenter: Tyrone Howard

Workshop: Post Affirmative Action Era in Higher Education
3 – 4:30 p.m. in Nelson Hall East 106
Presenter: Jacqueline Nagatsuka

Workshop: Social Justice Summit Community Gathering
3 – 5 p.m. in the Goodwin Forum
Presenters: Xuan Bernal & Melissa Estrada, Coordinators of 2012 Social Justice Summit

Film Screening and Discussion: The Color of Fear
For faculty, staff and administration only
3 – 5 p.m. in Siemens Hall 117
Presenters: Brian McElwain, Tracy Smith and Steve Smith

Tunnel of Oppression
5:30 – 9 p.m. at the “J”
Presented by Housing Staff

Film Screening and Discussion: Tim Wise: White Privilege
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Gist Hall 218
Presenters: Members of M.E.Ch.A. de Humboldt State

Thursday, Nov. 3

Workshop: Bias Response Team at HSU
10 a.m. – Noon in Nelson Hall East 113
Presenter: Jennifer Eichstedt

Racializing Raven: Race and Gender in the That’s So Raven Show
12:30 – 1:50 p.m. in the Goodwin Forum
Presenter: Ramona Bell

Workshop on Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Prison Industrial Complex: The Case of the New Jersey 7
2 – 3:50 p.m. in the Goodwin Forum
Presenter: Jessica Whatcott

Film Screening and Discussion: The Color of Fear
For Students Only
3 – 5 p.m. in the Native American Forum (BSS)
Presenters: Brian McElwain, Tracy Smith and Steve Smith

Workshop: Meeting Content Standards with Social Justice Education
4 – 5:30 p.m. in Nelson Hall East 106
Presenter: Robert Robinson

Equitable Education Roundtable
6 – 8 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room
Presenters: Patty Yancey, Nora Wynne, Robert Robinson, María Corral-Ribordy, Trinidad Caballero, Yuri Gamboa, Araceli Larios, Daniel Robinson, Alexandra Solano, Nina Ziccone and Nikola Hobbel

Film Screening and Discussion: We Still Live Here: As Nutayunean
6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Morris Graves Museum in Eureka
Presenter: Marlon Sherman

Friday, Nov. 4

Workshop: When Content, Context, Culture, Classroom and California Clash
10 a.m. – Noon in Nelson Hall East 106
Presenter: Robert Robinson

Film Screening and Discussion: Performing the Border
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Founders Hall 206
Presenter: Kimberly Berry

Dia de los Muertos
2 – 5 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room and Karshner Lounge
Presenters: Members of M.E.Ch.A.

Latinologues @ HSU
7 p.m. in Gist Hall Theater (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Director: Wendy Gonzalez

Hip Hop de los Muertos
9 p.m. – midnight in the Kate Buchanan Room
Presenters: HSU Latino community

Saturday, Nov. 5

Latinologues @ HSU
12:30 p.m. in Gist Hall Theater (Doors open at Noon)

Film Screening: Viva Mexico
7 p.m. in the Goodwin Forum

Poetry is Not a Luxury
7 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room
Presenters: Black Student Union

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8 & 9

Annual Q-Fest: Qross Qultural Queer Film Festival
6 – 9 p.m. in Gist Hall 218