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Campus and Community Dialogue on Race, 2019

Workshops and speakers will focus on racial and environmental justice, politics of health care, xenophobia, and more during the 21st Annual Campus & Community Dialogue on Race (CDOR), Nov. 4-8.

Beginning in 1998, the CDOR is an annual event at Humboldt State University open to all students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and its intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance. The program’s objective is to create spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue, and positive strategies for change. This year’s theme for the event is Dismantling & Deconstructing to Build.

This year’s keynote speaker, Nazia Kazi, will present on “Islamophobic Nationalism in the U.S. Racial Landscape” on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room. Kazi is a Professor of Anthropology at Stockton University and author of “Islamophobia, Race and Global Politics.”

Two other speakers are featured. John Johnson, Director of the Centers for Diversity and Inclusion, CSU Sacramento, will present “MARVEL-ous Times on Campus: Race(bending), Whitewashing, and Representation” Thursday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.

Asao Inoue, Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University, will present “How Can a University Be Antiracist and Address White Supremacy?” on Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.

The CDOR is supported and coordinated by HSU students, staff, and faculty, as well as: Associated Students, Departments of Critical Race, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, English, Social Work, and Sociology, Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence, Division of Student Affairs, Housing, HSI-STEM, MultiCultural Center, Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Office of Student Life, University Library, Equity Alliance of the North Coast, and Arcata Main Street.

Here are a few highlights. For the full list of events and details, visit the CDOR website or see the Events Calendar.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

WORKSHOP
TOWARD KULEANA (RESPONSIBILITY): DECOLONIZING HAWAII AND THE STRUGGLE FOR HAWAIIAN SOVEREIGNTY
11:00 – 12:30 p.m., Library Fishbowl (Room 209)
Modern Hawai’i, like its colonial overlord, the United States of America, is a settler society.
PRESENTERS: The Asian Desi Pacific Islander Collective and the HSU Native Hawaiians Club. Staff members: Puanani Faleofa from Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Thursday, Nov. 7

WORKSHOP
El Leñador: STUDENT JOURNALISM, TRANSPARENCY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
4– 5 p.m., Goodwin Forum (Nelson Hall East 102)
El Leñador is the award-winning English and Spanish HSU student newspaper. We cover news, stories and experiences of diverse communities at HSU and in Humboldt County. We want to tell you about what we do and why news matters. We also want to hear from you and get story ideas about what you think is important.
PRESENTERS: Vanessa Flores, Carlos Holguin, Isabel Beer, Jose Herrera, & Silvia Alfonso

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST FILM SERIES AND DISCUSSION
THE ROOFTOPS (ALGERIA, 2013)
5:30–8 p.m., The Miniplex at Richard’ Goat, 401 “I” Street, Arcata
Five independent stories are told from the rooftops of Algiers, each in a different neighborhood of the city, paced by the daily calls to prayer. This film examines the entanglement of class, gender, and politics in Algeria. This event at The Miniplex is free and open to the public and is ADA accessible. This project was made possible with support from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at HSU.
PRESENTER: Dr. Leena Dallasheh, Professor, History Dept.

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

SPECIAL EVENT
FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE CELEBRATION
12–3 p.m., Kate Buchanan Room
Join us as we celebrate and recognize past and present First Generation college students and graduates. Activities include building a First Gen profile for our virtual community, making First Gen. SWAG, connecting with campus resources, and listening and share out sessions where you will hear first-hand experiences and accomplishments of the First Generation community. Light refreshments will be provided.
PRESENTERS: TRiO Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)/TRiO Student Support Services

This story was originally published Nov. 1.