Race, Ethnicity, and Social Justice Conference

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This interdisciplinary conference explores the sociocultural processes and discursive regimes through which race and ethnicity are constructed, reproduced, and challenged in the Americas. The racialization and minoritization of peoples emerge out of colonial and neocolonial pasts, but when reproduced in the present, predictably result in disparate and unequal impacts on income, health and wellbeing, and political inclusion. Scholars of sociology, ethnic studies, and African studies will present examples from their research in the United States and Colombia.

Melanie Plasencia, 1:00 – 1:45pm
“I Don’t Have Much Money, But I Have a Lot of Friends”: How Poor Older
Latinxs Find Social Support in Peer Friendship Networks

Dr. Mesi Walton, 1:45pm – 2:30pm
Cultural Memory and Survival in Colombia - A work in progress

Maretta McDonald, 2:45pm – 3:30pm
Coerced Fatherhood: Race and Responsibility in The Child Support Enforcement System

Happy Hour, 3:30pm – 4:00pm

The presenters are also participating in RIT's Future Faculty Career Exploration Program, as hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Marci Sanders
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When and Where
September 23, 2021
12:55 pm - 4:00 pm
Room/Location: Zoom

Open to the Public

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