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Center for Critical Race Studies Events

Center for Critical Race Studies Events

Fall 2022​

Center for Critical Race Studies Fall Symposium on Race, Politics, and Culture
October 5, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Milam/Travis Rooms

Lecture on "This is My Body Broken for You: The Syndemic and Our Body Politic"

By​ Dr. Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Associate Professor of Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences 


Spring 2022​


Feb 1 - SGA Kickoff: "We Stand with You"​
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., UHD South Deck

Feb. 2 - The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story Book Discussion​
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., N420

Feb. 9 - President's Lecture Series on Justice, Equity, and Inclusion, featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones: "Inclusive Excellence, the Way Forward: Truth​, History and the 1619 Project​
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Virtual Event

Feb. 9 - Author Book Talk (a student-focused conversation)​
5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Feb. 15 - African American Read-In​
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mural Area ​

Feb. 17 - CCRS Fellow Spotlight - Dr. Felicia Harris Interviewed by Dr. Jonathan Chism on Her Book: First in the Family​
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., (Pre-recorded event with Q and A)​, Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 963 3446 5903  Passcode: CCRS

Feb. 22 - Afrofuturism and Diverse Science Fiction Representation by Joy Sanchez-Taylor​
10 a.m., GSB 302: TDECU Tour Room​​

Feb. 22 - Crown & Glory: Embracing the Beauty of Diversity - Pan​el Discussion​
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., A300

Feb. 22 - Afro-Futurism and Comics: Comic Book Discussion​
2 p.m.,  GSB 302: TDECU Tour Room

Feb. 24 - State of the UHD Black Student Body: Student Deliberation Panel​
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., A300

Feb. 28 - SGA Rally and Video​ with BSA​
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., UHD South Deck

Mar. 22 - TransAfricana: Homophobia and Transphobia in African Communities, featuring Ugandan Trans Activist Nana Millers​
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Virtual Event


Presented by:  Center for Critical Race Studies, Student Government Association, W.I. Dykes Library, Center for Diversity & Inclusion, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Black Student Association

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Fall 2021

​Stay Woke Take a Nap
Exploring Rest and Resistance Amid the Great Resignation
November 11, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ​

If you share those feelings (and even if you don’t), UHD’s Center for Critical Race Studies invites you to attend our 2021 Fall Symposium and Interactive Rest Experience, “Stay Woke, Take a Nap: Exploring Rest and Resistance amid the Great Resignation.”

For one day only, we’re bringing Houston’s exclusive Nap Bar™ pop-up experience to campus for an innovative and dynamic conversation exploring rest and resistance amid what economists are calling “the Great Resignation.”​

Pop in for a power nap under the care of a certified sleep expert, grab a nappuccino, and then stick around for a panel discussion featuring local experts sharing valuable insight and practical tips for thriving in an unprecedented moment of collective burnout. You don’t want to miss this unique event.  

An Interview with Dr. Jonathan Chism

Hosted by Dr. Kristen Anderson
October 20, 2021
10:00 a.m.

​Dr. Kristen Anderson with interview Dr. Jonathan Chism

​Black & Brown: The Art of Translating Race and Culture
​A talk by Dr. Pedro Larrea
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium, 3rd floor Academic building​

Bilingual Poetry Reading in English and Spanish from Sonata Mulattica
by Dr. Pedro Larrea
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Skyline Lounge

About Dr. Pedro Larrea:
​Pedro Larrea (Spain, 1981) is the author of three books of poems: Dr. Pedro Larrea on the deck of a ship with an openn book looking out over the sea La orilla libre / The Free Shore (Ártese, 2013; Nueva York Poetry Pre​ss, 2019); La tribu y la llama (Amargord, 2015); and Manuscrito del hechicero / The Wizard's Manuscript (Valparaíso, 2016; Valparaíso USA, 2017). His poetry has appeared, among many others, in the prestigious Spanish magazine Revista de Occidente.He has read as a guest poet in places such as the Library of Congress in Washington DC, the New York Public Library, the University of New York, Emory University, the University of Kentucky, the Americas Poetry Festival of New York, the International Poetry Festival of Granada (Spain), the International Poetry of Los Confines (Honduras), the International Poetry Festival of Turrialba (Costa Rica), the International Poetry Festival of the Gimnasio Moderno and the University of the Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) and elsewhere.​ ​ ​ ​As an essayist, he is the author of the study Federico García Lorca in Buenos Aires (Renacimiento, 2015) and articles about Hispanic poetry of all periods. As a translator, he has published the Spanish edition of Kevin Young's Book of Hours (Libro de horas, Valparaíso, 2018); ​​Percy Bysshe Shelley’s A Defence of Poetry along with Thomas Love Peacock’s The Four Ages of Poetry (Una defensa de la poesía, Poéticas, 2019); and Rita Dove’s Sonata Mulattica (Valparaíso, 2020). He is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Lynchburg, in Virginia.

These events are c​o-sponsored by the Dept. of History, Humanities and Languages, the B.A. in Spanish degree program, and the Center for Critical Race Studies.

Spring 2021

2021 Scholar-in-Residence Events
March 2021

Drs. Harris and DeFreitasHolding Space: A Conversation on Collective Trauma Amid Viral Racist Violence
As visual images of brutal acts of racist violence inflicted upon Black, Latinx, and Asian Americans continue to go viral on social media, mainstream media, and through other screens in our daily lives, and as the public discourse on these traumatizing images persists, how do we adopt new methods of critical resistance and new foundational practices of resilience? How do we respond when we must constantly witness racist violence?

In this conversation, CCRS Fellows Dr. Stacie Craft DeFreitas and Dr. Felicia Harris will draw from their fields of research and their own personal experiences to explore ways to hope, cope, and hold space for one another in our new — and often discouraging — normal. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions in​ the chat that our interlocutors will be ready to answer.

April 27, 2021
12:00 p.m.


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