Online Events: Critical Race Conversations

The Folger Institute is launching a new series for the 2020-2021 academic year devoted to "Critical Race Conversations," a Folger Institute Fiftieth Anniversary Project supported by the Mellon Initiative in Collaborative Research. A full description may be found here: Events will be added as they are confirmed. 

The first two of these free, online events will take place in July via a YouTube live stream. Four experts discuss their strategies and approaches for building more inclusive syllabi and more equitable and anti-racist learning environments. They will address how college faculty can and should integrate critical race studies into their Shakespeare and early modern literature classrooms. Additional events will be unveiled in the coming weeks and months. 

Critical Race Conversations: Cultivating an Anti-Racist Pedagogy

July 9, 2020 (Thursday at 3 pm ET)

Ambereen Dadabhoy (Harvey Mudd College) and Nedda Mehdizadeh (UCLA)

Critical Race Conversations: The Sound of Whiteness, or Teaching Shakespeare’s “Other ‘Race Plays’” in Five Acts

July 16, 2020  (Thursday at 3 pm ET)

David Sterling Brown and Jennifer L. Stoever (SUNY Binghamton)