Past Events

Shontay Delalue, "Assumed to be ‘Black’: The Racial Categorization of African & Caribbean Students"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

What I Am Thinking About Now: Dr. Shontay Delalue, Assistant Dean of the College, Director of International Student & Visitor Experience

The study being discussed will look at the experiences of students from the African Atlantic Diaspora whose primary way of identifying racially conflicted with the racial categorization of ‘Black’ in the U.S. Using a critical race theory and racial formation lens, the history of the U.S. Census racial categories and the social definition of ‘Black’ will be explored.

Scandal(ous) Realities: Black and Brown Images in TV and Hollywood Today

Salomon 101

In today's expansive and powerful media, the extremely limited array of images representing Black and Latina/o people perpetuate stereotypes that lead to racism and discrimination throughout society. Exceptions exist, but why are problematic images so prevalent and pleasurable? What harm do they cause, and what can we do to change them?

Join us for a lively discussion among scholars and activists featuring new data, analysis, and strategies for changing how Black and brown folks are represented in the media today.

Lunchtime Conversation with Prof. John Johnson

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

CSREA invites you to a small, informal lunch conversation with Prof. John Johnson, Professor of Astronomy at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, on his experiences in STEM and his advice for other students of color in STEM fields. What kinds of obstacles do underrepresented minorities face in STEM fields? What kinds of strategies helped clear pathways?  

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