Anti-Racist Thought and Activism in History

Anti-Racist Thought and Activism in History 2021-2022 Speaker SeriesThe Public Humanities Hub Okanagan (PHH-O) is pleased to host a virtual speaker series, Anti-Racist Thought and Activism in History.

What: Anti-Racist Thought and Activism in History 2021-2022 Speaker Series
When: Thursdays, 10-11am PST
Where: Live via Zoom

These speakers will address how past experiences and historical models of anti-racist activism can continue to give guidance to ongoing thought and anti-racist work. All events are free and open to the public, registration is required.

All speaking events will be held via Zoom on Thursdays from 10-11am PST (12pm New York, 6pm London). See below for the list of speakers:

  • Oct. 7 Amira Rose Davis (Pennsylvania State University) – Register Now
  • Nov. 18 Rinaldo Walcott (University of Toronto) – Register Now
  • Dec. 2 Devyn Spence Benson (University of Kentucky) – Register Now
  • Dec 9 Sita Balani and Gargi Bhattacharyya (King’s College London/University of East London)
  • Jan 20 Priya Gopal (Cambridge University)
  • Feb 10 Erika Lee (University of Minnesota)
  • Feb. 17 Adom Getachew (University of Chicago)
  • Mar. 10 Najat el Hachmi (author)

Co-moderators for the series are UBCO professors Jessica Stites Mor (History), Francisco Peña (World literatures), Tony Alessandrini from Princeton/CUNY and Anna Bernard from King’s College London.

Register for the Oct 7th event with Amira Rose Davis (Pennsylvania State University) below.

Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at Penn State University where she specializes in 20th Century American History with an emphasis on race, gender, sports and politics.

She is the author of the forthcoming book, “Can’t Eat a Medal”: The Lives and Labors of Black Women Athletes in the Age of Jim Crow. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals such as Radical History Review and Journal of African American History as well as popular outlets such as The New Republic and ZORA.

Additionally, Davis provides sports commentary for public venues such as NPR, ESPN, and BBC. She is also the co-host of the Feminist Sports Podcast, Burn it All Down.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This speaker series is supported by the UBC Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund, Office of the Provost; CUNY Grad Center; Kingsborough Community College; King’s College London; Princeton University Advanced Studies Institute; Public Humanities Hub, UBC Okanagan; Historicities Cluster, UBC; UBC Graduate program in Power, Conflict and Ideas; International Solidarity Action and Research Network (