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“Having Difficult Conversations on Oppression vs. Privilege,” Sept. 26

We invite you to Lunch and Learn with the Libraries’ Diversity Committee. Professors Michelle Christian from the Department of Sociology and Jioni Lewis from Psychology will help students and other members of the university community begin a dialog about racial inequality. Join the conversation on Tuesday, September 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Mary Greer Room, 258 Hodges Library. Everyone is welcome.

Christian teaches and conducts research on race, racism, and global inequalities. Most recently, she co-created the curriculum for the Department of Sociology’s new concentration in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.

Lewis teaches courses on African American psychology, multicultural psychology, and social justice theory and practice. Her research is focused on the influence of subtle forms of racism and sexism on the mental and physical health of women of color.

In 2013, Christian and Lewis co-founded the Critical Race Collective, an interdisciplinary research group focused on critical race studies in research, teaching, and service to the university.

“Having Difficult Conversations on Oppression vs. Privilege” is co-sponsored by the Libraries’ Diversity Committee and Multicultural Student Life.

The Lunch and Learn series promotes civility and awareness of diversity issues. The next Lunch and Learn conversation will be an exchange on stress management, October 26.

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