Critical Conversations

This year, our national climate has brought us to a reckoning moment in history, where we are talking deeper about racism, inclusion, and equity. For many, dealing with the effects of systemic racism are a part of everyday life. It is essential that we have honest and productive conversations about race, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the impact not only on individuals, but our institution.

Starting Fall 2020, Critical Conversations will grapple specifically with these topics, as well as the impacts of COVID-19, the 2020 elections, and the U.S. borders. Our topics will evolve with today's realities, and we urge you to help us select future conversations. Submit an event or input on a future critical conversation.

 

Upcoming Conversations

SafeZone Training

Safe Zone 101

Jan. 27 at 3:00 PM EST  Register and Join  

Safe Zone 101, creating places where one can feel free to talk about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, allied, asexual or intersex without fear of criticism or hatred. Visit  https://safezone.cofc.edu/ for details. Upcoming dates are listed below. Please register for a date at https://forms.gle/8BzqMYNEZnDeNvbK6

Additional Dates:
Wednesday, January 27, 2021: 3 pm - 5 pm
Monday, February 15, 2021: 3 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday, February 23, 2021: 10 am - 12 pm
Wednesday, March 10, 2021: 3 pm - 5 pm

 

Reflections on the 2020 Election & the Future of American Democracy 

Jan. 19 at 5:00 - 6:30 PM EST Register and Join 

The Department of Political Science invites you to a virtual panel discussion Gibbs Knotts, Karyn Amira, Christopher Day, Jordan Ragusa and Claire Wofford, moderated by Hollis France.

Register and join via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/yyfqo49l

 

 

Tribal Justice | American Documentary
Tribal Justice - MSPS Movie Screening
Jan. 20 at 6:00 PM - Join via CougarConnect
Join us for the screening of Tribal Justice which follows two Native American judges as they pull from their culture to reduce youth incarceration. 

 

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SC Women in Higher Education

Feb. 25-26 -  Register  

SCWHE is proud to announce this year’s conference theme as “Refresh, Renew, Refocus in Challenging Times.”  The 2021 conference is scheduled for February 25 – 26, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday and Friday and concluding at 11:30 a.m. daily. Each morning the conference will host a break-out session, keynote speaker, and wellness activity that focuses on the conference’s theme of Refresh, Renew, Refocus in Challenging Times.  Please consider joining SCWHE for the two-morning conference to refresh, renew, and refocus your career in higher education.

The conference will be virtual and FREE to everyone. The registration deadline is February 17, 2021.

Register to attend this year’s virtual conference online. Please contact Jocelyn at evansj@cofc.edu if you have any questions.

 

The 31st Annual MLK Celebration

Jan. 19 at 6:30 PM EST Join Live Online Event 

Join CofC, MUSC, Trident Technical College, The Citadel and Charleston Southern University as we celebrate 31-years of partnership during Black History Intercollegiate Consortium's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. The virtual event will feature gospel choir performance, tributes from each institution remembering Martin Luther King, Jr., and recognition of this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. honorees. With CofC’s Chief Diversity Officer Rénard Harris delivering the opening remarks, the College will host the virtual event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at go.cofc.edu/MLK.

 

 

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Virtual Sessions about CofC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Jan. 14 and 20
CofC will host two upcoming virtual events that will help keep you informed about the College’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our commitment to maintaining high-quality and engaging academic instruction. Details are provided at https://today.cofc.edu/2021/01/11/cofc-virtual-events-for-students-families-to-be-held-jan-14-and-jan-20/ 

 


 

Past Conversations & Related Events

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How can we help foster the growth of women of color entrepreneurs in the Lowcountry?

November 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM EST - bit.ly/woceforum

Women of Color Entrepreneur event, to take place via Zoom on November 19th, 5:30 – 7:30+ (main program 6:00 – 7:15). The four themes of Global Entrepreneurship Week https://www.genglobal.org/gew/2020-global-themes: Education, Ecosystems, Inclusion, and Policy as a different lens through which to address the question “How can we help foster the growth of women of color entrepreneurs in the Lowcountry?”.

 

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Anti-racist Education Through Digital Local History - A Virtual Roundtable 

Nov. 19 at 3:30 PM EDT - Register 

A roundtable on antiracist and digital local history, featuring experts Mary Battle, Aaisha Haykal, Marina Lopez, and Leah Worthington.

The public health crisis caused by COVID-19 and the nationwide uprisings regarding racial and social justice have challenged public history professionals. Practitioners have had to expand their use of technology without training while urgently considering how to effectively create antiracism within their practice. For these reasons, we are offering a virtual roundtable that will bring together experts in local public history, archives, museums, and digital history. By sharing their experiences, we intend to provide a map of best practices for antiracist education in local public history using digital tools and platforms.

The long struggle for racial equality is deeply embedded in Charleston’s past and present as a major destination of heritage tourism, and this struggle is increasingly being acknowledged in the city’s sites of public history. Public historians can push this effort even further by learning antiracist education tools from other practitioners who have been engaged in this field. The range of accessible strategies for antiracist digital programming that we will discuss can be implemented in various public history programs in Charleston and the Lowcountry region.

 

 

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Epidemics Past and Present: COVID-19 in Historical Context
Nov. 12 at 6:00 PM - Join via CougarConnect
Join Dr. Steere-Williams and the College of Charleston History Club to talk about the historical context of COVID-19 and outlining the history of epidemics, both within and without the United States. This event will conclude with a conversation and Q&A with the audience. 
In Steere's latest book The Filth Disease, he writes about palpable public anxiety about a disease in the Victorian era, no doubt fueled by media coverage of major outbreaks across the nation, but also because Queen's husband contracts and dies from the disease, and their son and heir, Prince Edward, contracted and nearly succumbed to typhoid as well. Most of us are familiar with the story of typhoid fever, the subject of his book. Does the outbreak offer potential lesson regarding the current pandemic? How are students responding to the opportunity of understanding COVID-19 in context with earlier pandemics? We will discuss this and more live online with an interactive conversations with students. 

The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory

The False Cause: Conversation on Fraud, Fabrication and White Supremacy

November 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST Zoom Link & Facebook Live

In The False Cause, Dr. Domby (Assistant Professor of History, CofC) examines the role of lies and exaggeration in the creation of Lost Cause narratives of the Civil War. The book examines such issues as Confederate monument dedications and myths and their relationship to white supremacy. In this conversation, Program Director Dr. Ayalon will explore with Dr. Domby the broader implications of his findings and what they can teach us about our world today. 

Please join the discussion and Q&A about the Lost Cause narrative of the Civil War and how the lies on which it is based continue to haunt the country today and still work to maintain racial inequality. Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to join.

Click here to register and join via Zoom or join via Facebook at: https://fb.me/e/4O3uD7Q3X.

Co-sponsored by Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Lifelong Learning

 

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Queering Black Atlantic Religions - Talk with Author Strongman 

Nov. 12 at 12:00 PM EDT  - Email for link

Hosted by The Carolina Lowcountry & Atlantic World Program. Join Author Roberto Strongman and Dr. Lenny Lowe, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies in a conversation about Queering Black Atlantic Religions: Transcorporeality in Candomblé, Santería, and Vodou. Examine how religious rituals of trance possession allow humans to understand themselves as embodiments of the divine. Join a conversation about the study of religious cultures of African and African Diaspora People. 

Email Sandy Slater for invitation to zoom: slaters@cofc.edu

Details at https://claw.cofc.edu/event/book-talk-with-roberto-strongman/

 

 

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Conversation with Renée Stout and Thetyka Robinson
Nov. 12 at 7:00 PM - Facebook Live Event
Join live on Facebook - "Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home" exhibition, Virtual Conversation: Renée Stout and Thetyka Robinson.
Renée Stout explores the spiritual roots of her African American heritage through her work. Stout and the late Dr. Ade Ofunniyin are one of the ten artist-respondent pairs in our virtual project, "Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home." Dr. O passed away on October 7, 2020. Thetyka Robinson will step in to speak with Renée Stout about her artworks in "Dis/placements."
Find out more about the project and Renée Stout's work at http://displacements.org/
Viewers will be able to ask questions via comments on Facebook Live. If you do not have a Facebook account, send your questions to halsey@cofc.edu. The video will be archived on the "Dis/placements" website and shared on our social media channels.

 

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The 2020 Presidential Election: Conjectures and Consequences

November 10, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST   - Join at https://bit.ly/33BThmT

The Bully Pulpit Series will co-host Part II of the virtual “The 2020 Presidential Election: Conjectures and Consequences” panel with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences on November 10th at 4:00 PM. Live remarks will be followed by Q&A with the audience. Moderated by Dean Gibbs Knotts (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Professor of Political Science). This event is part of the Cougar Campaign 2020 series at the College of Charleston. Join via Zoom at https://bit.ly/33BThmT.

Panelists: 

Dr. Michael Lee, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of Communication (full bio here)
Dr. Karyn Amira, Assistant Professor of Political Science (full bio here)
Dr. Jordan Ragusa, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science (full bio here)
Dr. Claire Wofford, Associate Professor of Political Science (full bio here)

 

CofC WGS T.E.A Event on Nov 12
Education for Liberation: Beyond Diversity & Other Metaphors

Nov. 12 at 9:00 AM EDT  - bit.ly/eduforlibtea

What does it mean to “decolonize” the curriculum?         How can you practice “equity” in a syllabus?       Whom does “inclusivity” in the classroom serve?

Join us to explore these questions in the next T.E.A. with WGS (TEA = Teaching to Engage and Activate). Our conversation will be facilitated by members of the Transformative Teaching Collective. Meet us on Zoom (LINK HERE) – registration is required. 

T.E.A. with WGS is a series of faculty development workshops that WGS has hosted for faculty affiliates since 2018. This year our T.E.A. sessions are open to all faculty regardless of rank, school, status, or discipline.

 

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Daring and Doing: Designing a Legacy of Presence, Empathy, Compassion and Power
Nov. 14 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST - Register & Join 

Available to all students. Program led by Executive coach, Pearl Alexander, JD, CPCC, Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator™ whose coaching and leadership development practice combines her expert knowledge on the “Science of Inclusion,” “Social Intelligence,” and contemplative practices to foster social change, inclusion, and innovationTwo virtual 90-minute interactive sessions are separated by a personal lunch break that includes audience raffles. Read more about these interactive sessions on Cougar Connect. 

In alignment with the college’s core values, this Higdon Center Student Leadership program welcomes diverse attendees who are committed to supporting and advancing women’s leadership development without regard to gender, gender identity, or gender expression.


Healthcare Disparities

Critical Conversations on Healthcare Disparities & Ways that Future Medical Professionals Can Combat Them and Create Change

November 19 at 6:30 PM EST   Join Online

Join Charleston Miracle and Minorities in Medicine for a virtual panel discussion about healthcare disparities and effective ways that future medical professionals can combat them and create change. 

 

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What Happened on November 3rd? And What it Means for U.S. Leadership Abroad

Nov. 10 at 7:00 PM EDT  - Join: bit.ly/31XwkKE

Join a conversation with Ambassador John B. Emerson, vice chairman of Capital Group International Inc. with 19 years of experience in the investment industry. Ambassador Emerson currently serves as chairman of the American Council on Germany and on the boards of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the German Marshall Fund. He is a long-serving member of the Council on Foreign Relations and also served as deputy assistant to the President in Bill Clinton’s administration (1993-1997). Active in California and national politics, he served as Gary Hart’s campaign manager in 1988. This is an LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Series - Microsoft Teams Live Event. Click here to join the event: https://bit.ly/31XwkKE

 

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Antigone (Livestreamed Show + After-the-show Conversations Online)
Nov. 19 and 20 at 7:30 PM EST -Get Tickets 

"How can one penetrate the absolute certainty and righteousness of political or religious leaders who refuse to listen?" "What happens when neither side in a conflict agrees to yield?" Viewed as a contest between equally determined and fierce competitors, both right and both wrong, Antigone is an intense examination of these questions. 

TICKETS -  $25 (Groups of 3 or more), $15 (Adults), $12 (Seniors, Military 18 and under) and $8 (CofC Faculty, Staff and Students) This is a livestreamed performance on these two nights only. Presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance, Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy “Antigone” will be retold with a modern twist in an adaptation penned by multiple Tony-nominated and Peabody Award-winning playwright, Emily Mann. The Antigone production concept was inspired by images of destruction and civil unrest as seen around the country during the recent protests. 

Details about critical conversations after the show will be posted soon. Learn more. 


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Epidemics Past and Present: COVID-19 in Historical Context

November 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM EST   Join online 

Dr. Steere-Williams will be addressing the History Club regarding the historical context of COVID-19 and outlining the history of epidemics, both within and without the United States.  

 

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Let's Talk about the Impact of Racial Trauma and the Next Steps

Oct. 29 and Nov. 12 at 4:00 PM EDT  -  Join online 

Many of our students are impacted by experiencing and witnessing race based inhumane violence and injustices.  Be heard by the Counseling Center and your fellow students in a brave space that encourages understanding, validation, and next steps. Virtual open sessions available every other Thursdays starting September 17th at 4:00 pm.  Zoom Registration Required. Some sessions may include guest professionals in addition to the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center has experts in trauma and processing experiences.  As white professional counselors we are and will continue to commit to furthering our knowledge and actions we can take against racism and racial injustices. 

 

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Post-Election Virtual Panel of Student Campaign Workers
Nov. 11 at 4:00 PM EST - Zoom Meeting ID: 91079817520

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Political Science Club. 

Join the conversations with students about the election.  


 

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How Innovation Works and Why It Flourishes in Freedom

November 5, 2020 at 4:30 PM EST   - Register & Join

Innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our society. Forget short-term symptoms like Donald Trump and Brexit, it is innovation that will shape the twenty-first century. Yet innovation remains a mysterious process, poorly understood by policy makers and businessmen alike.

The Center for Public Choice & Market Process is pleased to announce its upcoming Free Market Speaker Series featuring best-selling author Matt Ridley, Nov. 5th at 4:30 PM. Ridley will discuss his latest book, How Innovation Works and Why it Flourishes in Freedom. Our speaker is a biologist, newspaper columnist, and member of the House of Lords in the UK. Ridley is also the author of The Rational Optimist and several other books. Registration is required. Click https://tinyurl.com/ridleyevent to reserve your seat for this very special FMSS virtual event. 

 

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2020 Presidential Election: Conjectures and Consequences (Part I)

Nov. 3 at 4:00 PM EDT  - https://bit.ly/33BThmT

The Bully Pulpit Series will host a virtual panel comprised of School of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty. Live remarks will be followed by Q&A. Event Zoom link: https://bit.ly/33BThmT

Moderator: Gibbs Knotts, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of political science

Panelists:

  • Elijah Siegler, chair and professor of religious studies (full bio here)
  • Karyn Amira, assistant professor of political science (full bio here)
  • Jordan Ragusa, associate chair and associate professor of political science (full bio here)
  • Kendra Stewart, director of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities and professor of political science (full bio here)

 

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Conversation on the Distinctive Divide: African American Religious Diversity 
Nov. 10 at 6:00 PM EST - Join Online

Join the College of Charleston African American Studies Program, Department of Religious Studies, Office of Institutional Diversity and Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services for a Microsoft Teams conversation with Jason E. Shelton, associate professor of sociology and director of the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas-Arlington. Read more. 


 

History of Violence Toward the Black Church

October 29 at 6:00 PM   Click link to join event: https://bit.ly/2TaRVKP

Join Anthony Greene, associate professor of African American studies, via Microsoft Teams for this exciting LCWA Signature Series lecture, "History of Violence Toward the Black Church: From 16th Street Baptist to Mother Emanuel."

Everyone is invited. This event is open to the entire campus community.

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RETHINKING POLICING: Why do we need to reimagine public safety?

October 26 at 6:00 PM EST - Join via Zoom with Meeting ID: 955 4325 1261 or directly at https://cofc.zoom.us/j/95543251261

Join panelists: Mari Crabtree (Associate Professor African American Studies CofC), Aparna Polavarapu (Executive Director South Carolina Restorative Justice Initiative), Joshua Parks( Peoples Budget Coalition), Frank Knaack (Executive Director ACLUSC) for an interactive conversation about rethinking the police. 

Everyone is invited. This event is open to the entire campus community. 

 

SafeZone Training
Safe Zone 101 Training
October 28 at 6:00 PM EST  Register and Join  

A Safe Zone  is a place where one can feel free to talk about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, allied, asexual or intersex without fear of criticism or hatred. Visit  https://safezone.cofc.edu/ for details. 


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Divesity Leadership 101: Tolerance, Competence, and Acceptance

October 28 2020 at 6:00 PM EDT   Join via this link 

We live in a very incessant world and the College of Charleston aims to build global citizens. Participate in this event to learn more about the importance of diversity and using your leadership skills to build community.

Presenter: Elijah MCCoy, Western Carolina University

 

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Women + Power: PEOPLE POWER

October 6 at 7:30 PM EST - Register and Join 

From Suffrage to Black Lives Matter to the fight for Indigenous sovereignty, women of color have been at the heart and forefront of social justice movements for generations. The final installment of Women + Power turns its gaze to the struggles of today, the leading roles that women of color continue to play, and the search for the solidarity that can put systemic oppression on the ropes. Join a panel featuring Enei Begaye, executive director of Native Movement; Kandace Montgomery, executive director of Black Visions Collective; and Toni-Michelle Williams, executive director of Solutions Not Punishments Collaborative. Moderated by activist, writer, and Director of Communications for the Ms. Foundation Raquel Willis

 

 

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"Dis/placements" Conversation | Hung Liu and Katie Hirsch 

December 3 at 7:00 PM EST Join live 

Join the Halsey Institute on Facebook Live for a conversation with Hung Liu and Katie Hirsch, one of the 10 artist-respondent pairs in the virtual project, Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home. This is an online project that features 10 artists whose works deal with issues of displacement from their ancestral homeland in various capacities.

Each artist was asked to submit works that speak most directly to their reminiscences of home. Artists were paired with writers who have offered their own reflections on the work and its relationship to the concepts of home and displacement. When taken together, this collection of work provides an opportunity to consider the traits and aspects that are both similar and jarringly disparate – from Asia to Africa, from Europe to the Middle East. 

Hung Liu’s work combines historical photographs with traditional Chinese iconography, assigning contemporary narratives and identities to historical moments.

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From Past to Present: Teaching Problematic Disciplinary Scholars

October 28 at 3:00 PM  - Join via Zoom

Please join us for an interactive conversation with colleagues across disciplines, on Wednesday, October 28th, 3pm (tea time!). We will discuss strategies for teaching about problematic disciplinary contributors – you know, the ones that espouse racist rhetoric but have offered important theories to our disciplines, or the ones that have been outed during the #MeToo movement yet whose work remains important to cover, or the disciplinary underpinnings that are rooted in white supremacy and which we need to address with students, and then also students’ responses to these ideas. We will be talking about all of these situations and how to navigate them in our curriculum.

Our conversation facilitators include: Vivian Appler, Theater & Dance; Hollis France, Political Science, Chris Korey, Biology, and Lisa Young, English. Zoom link: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/98501559684.

T.E.A. with WGS is a series of faculty development workshops that WGS has hosted for faculty affiliates since 2018. This year our T.E.A. sessions are open to all faculty regardless of rank, school, status, or discipline.

Interactive workshop for CofC FACULTY only please.

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A Conversation with Cecilia Gentili on Trans Womanhood, Community, & Resilience

October 20 at 4:00 PM EST - Register and Join 

Join WGS in celebrating International Pronouns Day for a special conversation featuring Cecilia Gentili, Founder of Transgender Equity Consulting. Hosted by Kaj Brian (WGS, GSEC) and Kris De Welde (WGS), with CofC’s PRISM leading a pronouns exercise from 5:30-6:00! (see flyer) 

 

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Let's Talk about the Impact of Racial Trauma and the Next Steps

Oct. 29 and Nov. 12 at 4:00 PM EDT  -  Join with CougarConnect 

Many of our students are impacted by experiencing and witnessing race based inhumane violence and injustices.  Be heard by the Counseling Center and your fellow students in a brave space that encourages understanding, validation, and next steps. Virtual open sessions available every other Thursdays starting September 17th at 4:00 pm.  Zoom Registration Required. Some sessions may include guest professionals in addition to the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center has experts in trauma and processing experiences.  As white professional counselors we are and will continue to commit to furthering our knowledge and actions we can take against racism and racial injustices. 


Social Justice Coffee Hour

October 29, 1:00 PM   -  Register and Join

Join CofC for Social Justice Coffee Hour on Thursday, October 29th 2020 at 1-2pm on Zoom! This topic will be focused on Homelessness and Climate Change in Charleston. Our speakers, Dr. Bob Kahle, Amy Wilson and Christopher Jarden will address current challenges and the city’s response to providing shelters, housing and resources for individuals experiencing homelessness. Our most vulnerable communities continue to be affected by climate change and environmental issues. Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y62vkhbh

Everyone is invited. This event is open to the entire campus community.

Cross-Cultural Collaborations Bringing Indigenous Knowledge to Bear on the Climate Crisis

October 23 at 1:00 PM EST - Join at go.cofc.edu/ClimateFridays.

Join Dr. Annette Watson on Zoom. Dr. Watson will share her experience as a non-Indigenous person developing collaborations with Alaska Native tribes & Gullah/Geechee communities who aim to use their Indigenous Knowledge systems in addressing the climate crisis. Register at go.cofc.edu/ClimateFridays. Can’t make it? All Climate Fridays will be recorded & uploaded to the CofC Sustainable Development YouTube.

 

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Gullah/Geechee Freedom Celebration

October 24 at 1:30 PM EST -  https://today.cofc.edu/2020/10/22/cofc-hosts-gullah-geechee-freedom-celebration/ 

There is power in connecting the past with the present. It lends perspective for the future and helps shape our understanding of the struggles and hopes of cultures different from our own.

That’s why on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, from noon to 1:30 p.m. the College of Charleston’s graduate program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies will host a livestreamed choreopoem performance titled “Gullah/Geechee Freedom Celebration” at the College’s recently restored Sottile Theater. The performance is in recognition of October’s designation as Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Month.

The event is free, but donations can be made through the Event Brite listing. The livestream can be viewed at iframe.dacast.com/b/15725/c/439329. A recording of the performance can also be viewed at www.facebook.com/cofcenvstudies.

 

View more conversations and related events for students at https://cougarconnect.cofc.edu/events


 

Evening with Francisco  Cantú, award winning author of The Line Becomes a Rivers: Dispatches from the Border

October 22, 7:00 PM   -   Link to join Francisco Cantú will be posted online here the day of the event  

The College Reads! presents an Evening with Francisco Cantú, an online public lecture.  The Line Becomes a River will open a conversation about the ambiguous nature of borders. In particular, this book is a memoir of Cantú’s experience growing up around the border in the desert southwest, studying the border as an international relations major at American University, and his decision to join the Border Patrol (2008-2012) and later leave it--all in an attempt to better understand the dynamics of natural and unnatural borders. The committee believes this will allow students from a variety of experiences to join an important and timely conversation about borders, immigration, migration, and our shared humanity. 

Everyone is invited. This event is open to the entire campus community. 

Race and the Legacies of Slavery at the College of Charleston

October 20 at 3:00 PM EST - WATCH A RECORDING

Join Dr. Benard Powers, Int. CEO International African American Museum, Director for the Center for Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) , CofC Professor Emeritus, and national expert on black history, and Dr. Julia Eichelberger,  Marybelle Higgins Howe Professor of Southern Literature, affiliate faculty member in African American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, the director of the Southern Studies minor, and a member of the Executive Board for CSSC. The conversations begins at 3:00 PM. You many pre-register or join immediately at the time of the event at the link provided. 

Everyone is invited. This event is open to the entire campus community. 

 

Critical Conversation on Racial Justice

Alaina Beverly, former White House official, commentator on MSNBC, expert in  urban policy, civil rights, and community mobilization .   Join Alaina Sept. 23 at 6:00 PM.

No pre-registration required. Everyone is welcome. Link to join:  https://bit.ly/3il9J0M . 

Constitution Day Event hosted by the Race and Social Justice Initiative, Avery Research Center, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Pre-Law Advising Program at CofC, The Citadel Inn of Court.

Everyone is invited. This event is open to the entire campus community. 

 


 

Credit: Fahamu Pecou, Halsey Institute: Displacements exhibition 2020

Virtual Conversation | Dis/placements

October 8, 2020 7:00 PM EST   -  Join on   Halsey Institute’s Facebook page

Join us on Facebook Live to hear Dr. Fahamu Pecou and Ruth Rambo in conversation. Pecou and Rambo are one of the ten artist-respondent pairs in   Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home . Viewers will be able to ask questions via comments on Facebook Live. If you do not have a Facebook account, send your questions to   halsey@cofc.edu. The video will be archived on the   Dis/placements  website and shared on our social media channels. The event will occur on the   Halsey Institute’s Facebook page, and there is no need to RSVP. Make sure you follow the Halsey Institute on Facebook! 

Men of Color in the Classroom

October 13, 12:00 PM EST -  Register and Join via Zoom.   

Join Anthony James, Call Me MISTER progam at the College and Rénard Harris, vice president of access and inclusion and chief diversity officer, in our monthly Beyond DiversityEDU conversation. This is an extension of our inclusion learning platform available to students on OAKS and employees on CougarEd starting in October 2020.  All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join whether or not they have completed the associate module online.

 

Exploring Black History at the College of Charleston and Beyond

October 14, 7:00 PM EST  -   Register
The College of Charleston Alumni Association invites alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to participate in two webinars devoted to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at the College of Charleston and in our community. Registration is free.

The first of these webinars is "Exploring Black History at the College of Charleston and Beyond" on Wednesday, October 14, at 7 pm, featuring Professor Emeritus Bernard Powers, PhD, Director of the College's Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston and Interim CEO of the International African American Museum. This webinar is hosted by Derrick Williams '99, President, College of Charleston Alumni Association. Additional webinars on diversity, equity, and inclusion will be scheduled throughout the year. 

 

Anti-racism and anti-opression practices along with how to incorporate self-care

October 21 AND 22 at 4:00 PM EST - Click here to join the conversation online

Join us at 4 pm on Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 22nd for "In Agreement" with Kennae Miller of Transformation Yoga. Explore anti-racism and anti-oppression practices along with how to incorporate self-care. RSVP for the event at https://forms.gle/yEKNNqqtMiT4p7RE7. Feel free to email me at kellerlj1@cofc.edu with any questions.

 

Safe Zone 101

October 14 at 6:00 PM EST -  Register to join via https://forms.gle/dkdyqgmDQqG48wkJA 

Safe Zone  is a place where one can feel free to talk about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, allied, asexual or intersex without fear of criticism or hatred. Visit  https://safezone.cofc.edu/ for details. 

 

Divided We Fall: Civility in Political Debate

October 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST - Join online at  https://bit.ly/35JmqyW

The Bully Pulpit Series will co-host the virtual “Divided We Fall: Civility in Political Debate” panel with the Department of Communication and their Advisory Council on October 22nd at 11:00 AM. Live remarks will be followed by Q&A with the audience. This event is part of the Cougar Campaign 2020 series at the College of Charleston. Visit  https://bullypulpitseries.org/ for details.  

Everyone is invited. This event is open to the entire campus community. 

 


 

Black Women Warrior Week

October 19-23, 2020

Join nteractive conversations via Avery Center's online series held the week of October 19-23, 2020.

 

 

Intersectionality and Climate Justice

September 23, 2020

An interactive guest talk by Wadzanai Motsi-Khatai from the Center for Intersectional Justice in Berlin on the topic of “Intersectionality and Climate Justice.” The talk will be followed by a Q&A session. The following resources are recommended:  CIJ Intersectional FAQ and Crenshaw Ted talk on Intersectionality.

 


Abolitionist & Ecofuturist Perspectives to End Environmental Racism

September 25, 2020

Register Hosted by the Center for Sustainable Development, featuring the Tranformative Teaching Collective, Drs. Kristi "kaj" Brian and Hollis France 

 


Voting 411 ("Cougar Votes")

October 1 and 2 from 2:00-3:00 PM EST   Click link to join: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/98801477622 

Join CougarVOTES, a nonpartisan group reply to help every CofC student register to vote, order their absentee ballot, and vote on issues they care about. CougarVOTES ambassadors will be present on Zoom to answer any questions about voting. 

 

RGB

September 24, 4:00 PM EST - Join via MS TEAMS LINK 

Join WGS for a screening of RBG (2018) in celebration of the life of feminist icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With opening remarks from Dr. Claire Wofford (Political Science). Moderated by Dr. Claire Curtis (Political Science).

 

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Interrupting Racism in the Classroom

September 29 at 3:00 PM EST 

Join WGS for our first fall 2020 T.E.A. with WGS (T.E.A. = Teaching to Engage and Activate). Please join us for an interactive conversation with Dr. Charissa Owens, from our Office of Institutional Diversity, on Tuesday, September 29th, 3pm (tea time!). We will learn more about “Interrupting Racism in the Classroom,” including strategies for self-reflection, engaging students, and addressing racism and practicing anti-racism in our classrooms (or zoomrooms). We are asking that you RSVP for this T.E.A., after which you will receive a zoom link to join the session. Furthermore, our T.E.A. sessions this year will be open to all faculty across all schools, not only WGS affiliated faculty as is usually the case. Please share this information with your colleagues and encourage them to attend.