Black Humanity Matters: A Teach-In on the Crisis of Race in America

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We hosted renowned scholars to reflect on the long history of anti-black violence in the United States, the Black Lives Matter movement and the anti-racism protests currently taking place.

This event is hosted by FIU’s Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment and co-sponsored by African and African Diaspora Studies; Department of English; College of Arts, Sciences & Education; and Office for the Advancement of Women, Equity and Diversity.

Speakers and performers included:

  • Donna Aza Weir-Soley, associate professor of English, FIU
  • Andrea Queeley, associate professor of anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies, FIU
  • Valerie Patterson, clinical associate professor of public administration, FIU
  • Ana Luszczynska, associate professor and chair of the English department, FIU
  • Shawn Christian, associate professor of English, Wheaton College
  • Renée Blake, associate professor of Linguistics and Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU
  • Kimberly Moffitt, associate professor and affiliate associate professor of Africana Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Ryan Russell, NFL player, advocate and writer
  • Omar Thomas, assistant professor of music at the Peabody Institute

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