2014 Speakers & Workshops
Indigenous Vermont Identity: The Political and Social Science of Ethnic Renewal
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Waterman Memorial Lounge - Open to the public!
A wealth of new information was discovered in the 2009-2012 period by Vermont Indigenous Communities in their efforts to secure Vermont State Recognition. This information has revolutionized our view of Indigenous Vermont history and ethnicity. It has also led to many communities moving past a more generalized, "Pan-Indian" view of themselves and a desire to use their own newly documented culture history as a basis of ethnic renewal. The Haven Project, developed in 2010 to archive, organize and interpret this information has been working with these communities in this emerging field of ethnic engineering. Haven's Director, Professor Fred Wiseman and his colleague Melody Brook, will share some of the first fruits of this endeavor. The lecture will be accompanied by slide and video of these successes.
The Slippery Slopes of Stereotyping: Getting a Handle on Ideas That Harm
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This session presents a series of issues for understanding the common and difficult concepts of "racial" stereotypes and prejudice in the USA. Presenter will focus on the specific case of Asian/Asian Americans. Participants will engage in discussions of the day-to-day issues critical to beginning to explore both individual and institutional bias as well as impact on our lives and work.
This workshop will particularly benefit faculty and staff who are motivated to work to address unconscious and institutional racism in the classroom and in work settings. The session assumes a very basic understanding of culture, identity development and prejudice. It will focus on the different ways race impacts perceptions and relationship. It seeks to introduce many of the complex aspects of both race and prejudice. You'll recieve an email with the location once you register.
REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED. For UVM faculty and staff, you may register through the PeopleSoft HR portal . The code of the course is COM10. For directions on how to register through PeopleSoft, please click here. For students, you may register by e-mailing email@example.com with your name, e-mail address and status (undergraduate, graduate, medical student, etc.)
Dr. Ruha Benjamin's Lectures
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
On April 2, Dr. Ruha Benjamin will be delivering two talks on the intersections between science and race. Dr. Benjamin's teaching and research interests are in the areas of science, medicine and biotechnology; the construction and naturalization of racial and gender taxonomies; science policy, public health and social theory. Click here for information about these talks.
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