Raising our Voices series to examine race, racism

The University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) will host a two-part virtual series on defining race and confronting racism 4-5 p.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 30 in partnership with Native American Programs, the departments of Anthropology, Communications and Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, and the School of Social Work.  

The Nov. 19 session, titled “Defining Race and Racism: Institutionalization and Experience,” includes discussion with Douglas Allen, professor emeritus of philosophy, Amy Fried, professor and chair of political science, and School of Social Work faculty member Judith Josiah-Martin.

The Nov. 30 event, “Confronting Racism: Historical Reckonings and Contemporary Reforms,” will feature MHC faculty adviser, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Native American Programs Darren Ranco; Chelsea Fairbank, Ph.D. candidate in anthropology; John Dieffenbacher-Krall, representing the Episcopal Diocese of Maine Committee on Indian Relations; Bridie McGreavy, associate professor of environmental communication; and MHC undergraduate fellow Nolan Altvater.

Registration is required to attend the webinars; more information is available online. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact cyntiha.isenhour@maine.edu.