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Citizens: A Conversation on Race, Identity, and Democracy
August 6, 2018 @ EST 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 10, 2018
Ages: 14 & Up
Using Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric, which recounts acts of racism in lyrical prose poems, as a jumping off point, we will engage in discussion and writing around racial, identity, and social justice issues. We will examine the question of what makes a person the “other.” Through open, ongoing dialogue and an arts process students will create original stories of everyday encounters with nuances of racism and identity, to facilitate a healing dialogue. An anthology of student work will be collected at the end of the week to share with friends and family. Students will receive a copy of Rankine’s book.
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