How do we understand the roots of racism and its consequences for people and communities?
How do we interpret the different forms racism takes, its relationship to capitalism, and its
the dynamics between racist ideologies and racist social structures?
And how do diverse social and political theories inform the strategies we adopt in anti-racist organizing?
This workshop will begin on Thursday, March 24th at 4:00 with back-to-back lectures by two scholars, Mariana Ortega and Toure Reed,
who share a commitment to anti-racist organizing but represent different academic disciplines and adopt different theoretical approaches
to analyzing racism. On Friday morning students, faculty, and members of the larger community will engage in small-group dialogues
about the tools critical theory offers for anti-racist social movements. We will conclude the workshop on Friday afternoon by coming back
together to share what we have discussed, recognize our differences, and identify strategies for moving forward in solidarity.