Screening & Discussion: Black Girl in Suburbia
Apr 13, 5:30 pm – Apr 14, 5:30 pm
Black Girl in Suburbia Screening and Q&A
Featuring Director Melissa Lowery and UO Faculty Panel
5:30pm – 7:30pm, Thursday 13 April 2017
Lillis 282 open to the public
Black Girl in Suburbia Screening and Conversation about Inclusive Teaching
Featuring Director Melissa Lowery and UO Student Panel
3:00pm-5:00pm, Friday 14 April 2017
McKenzie 129 especially for teachers
After a screening of her award-winning documentary Black Girl in Suburbia, Melissa Lowery joins a panel of UO faculty (Thursday) and undergraduate students (Friday) to discuss what racial inclusivity means at predominantly white institutions—from K-12 schools to college classrooms. What classroom experiences have supported—and undermined—a sense of belonging and academic achievement for the students of color in our classrooms? How do faculty create conditions in which it’s possible for students to learn from one another across differences while allowing for shifts in students’ perspectives?
These conversations are part of a two-day symposium focused on Lowery’s 55-minute documentary film, which explores the experience of Black women who grew up in predominantly white communities around Oregon. Join us for this special chance to discuss the racial dynamics that shape academic environments in dialogues that will center the voices and experiences of faculty and students of color.