Spring 2021 Race, Equity, and Action Series

Earlier this year, Penn State Mont Alto announced its spring 2021 Race, Equity, and Action series -- a campus reading program and speakers series designed to challenge our students and campus community to confront our unconscious biases and equip our students, faculty, and staff with the vocabulary we need to step out of our comfort zones and engage in uncomfortable conversations about race and equity. 

The series consists of six seminar-style discussions with students, faculty, and staff, leading up to a keynote in April from Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race. 

The community is invited to join our discussion by watching the recorded campus discussions; Oluo's campus visit, which will be held via Zoom, will be free and open to the public. Look for more information accessing the talk later this spring. 

This series is grant-funded by Barnes & Noble Education.

Series schedule: 
3:35 to 4:25 p.m., February 1, 2021
The Fire This Time, by Jesmyn Ward (instructor: Hamman)
Facilitated by Kira Hamman, Ph.D., assistant teaching professor of mathematics, Honors Program director
Guest lecturer: Author and speaker Leslie Gray Streeter

Watch a recording of Leslie's class discussion. 

"Race Equity and Action, Spring Semester 2021"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 to 6:50 p.m., February 15, 2021 
The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett 
Facilitated by Peter Dendle, Ph.D., professor of English

Classroom discussion link not available. 

Race Equity and Action Dr Thomas Edison

Mont Alto's Race, Equity and Action series

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10:35 to 11:25 a.m., March 2, 2021  
Black Woman in Green, by Gloria Brown 
Facilitated by Peter Linehan, Ph.D., associate professor, Associate Forest Technology Program
Watch a recording of the classroom discussion. 

Black Woman in Green

Penn State Mont Alto's Race, Equity and Action series

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4 to 4:50 p.m., March 16, 2021 
Mindful of Race, by Ruth King 
Facilitated by Angie Hissong, teaching professor, Associate Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

The Venerable Bhante Sujatha, Race Equity and Action

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11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., March 31, 2021  
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo 
Facilitated by Barrett Scroggs, Ph.D., assistant professor of Human Development and Family Studies

Watch a recording of the classroom discussion. 

Michael Stiggers JR.

Penn State Mont Alto 

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KEYNOTE TALK 
12:15 to 1:15 p.m., April 14, 2021 
A Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race


Watch the Zoom recording of our campus discussion with Oluo. 

Sponsored by:
Barnes & Noble
Student Activity Fee
Mont Alto Campus Library
Mont Alto Honors ProgramMont Alto Occupational Therapy Assistant Program