In this session UConn Graduate Students will share counternarratives on their individual and collective lived experiences both in and outside of the classroom related to the impact of race in higher education, and specifically graduate education.
According to Lee Anne Bell (2003), counternarratives can help us learn about race and racism by helping us become more conscious of historical and current realities by interrupting common notions that prevent movement toward democratic and inclusive communities. Specifically, she argues that counternarratives can serve as a tool for developing a more critical race consciousness about social relations in historically white institutions (HWIs).
This in-person event will be held on Thursday, April 6, from 2:00 to 3:30 in the Class of '47 Room of the UConn Library. RSVP is required; please RSVP here.