Citizens: A Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Identity, and Democracy
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August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Member Price: $125 / General Public: $138
Deadline to Register: August 2, 5PM
Instructor: Almeta Whitis
Age Group: 14+
Using Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric as a jumping off point, we will engage in discussion and writing around racial identity and social justice issues. We will examine the question of what makes a person the “other.” Through open, ongoing dialogue and an arts process, students will create original stories of everyday encounters with nuances of racism and identity to facilitate a healing dialogue. An anthology of student work will be collected at the end of the week to share with friends and family. Students will receive a copy of Citizen on the first day.
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