Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus to Host Black Lives Matter
Miami, March 16, 2016- Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus will host a series of talks, panels, and presentations on the Black Lives Matter movement March 21 – 24. These events are designed to offer the opportunity for discussion and analysis of the Black Lives Matter movement, as seen through the lens of various disciplines at the campus. Connections will be made between racial prejudice and terrorism, equality and social justice, and environmental sustainability.
The Black Lives Matter initiative is a cooperative effort of Project TAACT (Terrorism Awareness through College and Community Teamwork), the InterAmerican Campus GSELS (Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies) Learning Network, Earth Ethics Institute, and participating InterAmerican Campus faculty.
All events will be held in Room 3103 (unless otherwise noted).
The Black Lives Matter schedule includes the following:
Critically Looking at Black Lives Matter Issues
Hosted by Albert Lenel, Philosophy
Monday, March 21, 8 A.M. – 8:50 A.M.
Panel Discussion on Law Enforcement and Black Lives Matter perspectives
Monday, March 21, 9 A.M. – 9:50 A.M.
Psychology and African American Experiences
Hosted by Miriam Frances Abety, Psychology
Monday, March 21, 10 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.
Consequences of Differential Treatment in the American Criminal Justice System
Hosted by David Mahon, Economics
Monday, March 21, 11 A.M. – 11:50 A.M.
Black Matter: Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora
Hosted by Liza Greenberg, Literature
Tuesday, March 22, 8:25 A.M. – 9:40 A.M.
Prejudice and Stereotypes: What You Teach Is What You Get
Hosted by Manolo Garcia, Psychology
Tuesday, March 22, 8:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. IAC #1131
#BlackHeART: Using art as a form of expression, protest, and remembrance
(live, interactive mural)
Hosted by Taurie Gittings Wheeler, Art Appreciation
Tuesday, March 22, 10 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.
Antebellum Culture & Reform Movements
The Abolitionists: The Road to Ending Slavery, plus the Dred Scott Decision & its Aftermath
Hosted by Jose Aragon, American History
Tuesday, March 22, 11:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Cyber Profiling: Can social technology be used for racial discrimination? Hosted by Diego Tibaquira, Computer Sciences
Wednesday, March 23, 9 A.M. – 9:50 A.M.
African American Experience during WWII
Hosted Paul Tisevich, History
Wednesday, March 23, 10 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.
Year of the Flood
At-risk status of New Orleans’ neighborhoods prior to Hurricane Katrina, displacement of people, poverty and low-lying rural areas
Hosted by Rene Revuelta, Biology and Physical Science
Wednesday, March 23, 11 A.M. – 11:50 A.M.
At-Risk Communities Hit Hardest by Climate Change
Kamalah Fletcher, Moms Clean Air Force and Catalyst Miami
Hosted by Earth Ethics Institute at InterAmerican Campus
Thursday, March 24, 8:25 A.M. – 9:40 A.M.
#BlackLivesMatter & the Rhetoric of Race in the Social Media Age
Analysis of #BlackLivesMatter as social movement rhetoric, #AllLivesMatter as rhetorical backlash, and communication, agency, and advocacy via social media
Hosted by Volrick Higgs, Speech Communication
Thursday, March 24, 10 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.
Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter?
Required readings at www.psychologytoday.com/blog/is-psychology-making-us-sick/201507/whats-the-matter-all-lives-matter and http://capitalismmagazine.com/2015/08/the-racist-premises-behind-black-lives-matter/
Hosted by Eric Belokin, Psychology
Thursday, March 24, 11:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
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