2016 Read Out!
The Center for Critical Race Studies (CCRS) celebrated its 3rd annual summer Read Out! on Friday, July 8, 2016 with students from the Fifth Ward Enrichment Program. Forty-three young men between the ages of 12 and 18 came out to critically explore Luis Urrea's seminal immigration tale,
Into the Beautiful North, and tour UHD as a possible college destination. The program highlighted the racial, gendered, and sexual intersections of Mexican and Mexican-American societies. CHSS faculty and student leaders, led by CCRS director, Dr. Vida Robertson, challenged these Latino and African-American young men to examine the concept of racial construction, U.S. immigration policy, human rights issues on the border, political power structures, and the concept of community responsibility.
2016 Read Out! event group photo, (Dr. Robertson pictured right)
Students at the 2016 Summer CCRS Read Out!