Anti-Racism Talk Series

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The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is hosting a lecture series called "Talking About Race Matters” to address racism through virtual Wednesday talks, ranging from an anti-racism “starter pack” and the emergence of whiteness as a construct, to race formations in Latin America and how car travel became a form of anti-oppression in the 20th century:

8/12: Driving While Black: Race, Space and the Automobile: Dr. Gretchen Sullivan Sorin will talk about how the car has always held particular importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many dangers presented by an entrenched racist society and to resist oppression, with the help of a network of black travel guides and black businesses.

8/19: Whiteness, Slavery, and the Making of Race in the Atlantic World: Dr. Matthew Reilly will speak about how whiteness emerged in the midst of debates surrounding forms of unfree labor on the Caribbean island of Barbados, and how early, modern racial distinctions were socio-legally constructed.

8/26: Thinking Through Race Formations in Latin America and the U.S.: Dr. Maria Chaves Daza will provide an introduction to how race formations differ between the U.S. and Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.

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