Black History Month, will dissect diversity and racism from an international and domestic perspective. We want to know whether society is doing enough or too much to foster diversity and combat racism.
How do you define racism? Is racism solely based on color? Is there actually a place without racism? Can victims of racism be racist themselves?
Here are some links to get the wheels turning:
Civil War hero Robert Smalls seized the opportunity to be free <http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/civil-war-hero-robert-smalls-seized-the-opportunity-to-be-free/2012/02/23/gIQAcGBtmR_story.html> Robert Small Suffrage Speech http://history.furman.edu/~benson/docs/smalls.htm IWD: How the Kafala System is Failing Domestic Workers in the Middle East http://www.ips.org/mdg3/iwd-how-the-kafala-system-is-failing-domestic-workers-in-the-middle-east/ History Channel Depicts Hannibal Barca as a Black Man http://dimewars.com/Video/History-Channel-Depicts-Hannibal-Barca-as-a-Black-Man.aspx?bcmediaid=8841dbf6-3121-436f-a48c-2a91015e1b7d
*Special to this forum*
Forum will be co-hosted by a member of BGSO.
BGSO is the Black Graduate Student Organization whose mission is to: (1) support graduate students of color professionally, academically, and culturally; (2) foster the development of relationships within CMU and the broader community; (3) and engage students in service opportunities in the broader community.Come join us for the second Heinz Forum of the semester
When: Thursday, February 7, 8:30-9:30 PM
Where: HBH 1502Sponsored by the Heinz Journal]]>