Read-In: African Americans and Human Rights

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Online
Admission: Free
Season: 2020-2021

Please join us on September 17 as students, faculty, and staff participate in a read-in of the 1946 National Negro Congress Petition to the United Nations, a groundbreaking document which provided the inspiration for the Civil Rights Congress petition, "We Charge Genocide," presented to the UN in 1951. 

This event will happen on Microsoft Teams

Update: A recording of the live event is available for viewing here

Distinguished guest, Dr. Marvin Dulaney, Associate Professor of History Emeritus at UT Arlington and namesake of the DFW branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), will introduce the petition and offer some context on the local work of scholars to sustain African American Studies in the DFW area. 

Dr. Kimberly Burdine, Assistant Director, Training Director and Psychologist in the Student Counseling Center at UT Dallas will discuss the emotional impact of hearing the trauma-informed demands of this freedom-making document read aloud by speakers inhabiting different identities, histories, and lived experiences. 

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We hope you will join us for this read-in as together we think ahead to our shared future by reading the voices of the past. 

The Dismantling Living Legacies of White Supremacy at UTD and Beyond Teach-In Series is sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities. 

For more information contact:
Arts and Performance Office
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