Mark your calendars! All fall conversations will be held in a hybrid format (7-8:30pm) so that participants can meet in person or zoom in.

The Race Card Project

The Race Card Project

September 30

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

McElroy 237

NPR Journalist Michele Norris started The Race Card Project where people from around the world share their experiences, questions, hopes, and dreams, laments, and observations about race and identity –in just six words–as the starting point for conversations about race. 

Join in person, or via Zoom

“So, what are you anyway?” The Complexities of Racial Identity if you are neither White nor Black

“So, what are you anyway?” The Complexities of Racial Identity if you are neither White nor Black

October 27

7:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Walsh Function Room

This topic can include the complexity of race in the Latinx & AAPI communities and for bi-racial & multi-racial folx.

The Social Construction of Whiteness

The Social Construction of Whiteness

November 30

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Walsh Function Room

Constructions of whiteness have changed over time, shifting with social change.Ta-Nehisi Coates has described whiteness as “an existential danger to the country and the world.” What is “Whiteness” and why don’t we talk about it more?

A Conversation on Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

(Co-Sponsored w/ the Forum on Racial Justice)

A campus conversation on the winter break book read which was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry in 2014, and a finalist for the National Book Award.

Wednesday February 17



Racial Justice and Covid-19 

A Conversation about how systemic health inequities have put Black and Brown people at increased risk for Covid-19. Black, Indigenous & Latinx communities are suffering disproportionately in this pandemic.

Tuesday March 9



Mass Incarceration and Racial Inequality

America is number one in incarceration. Over the past several decades, we have built the largest prison population in the entire world, with a concentration of imprisonment among young, Black men. How did we get here? 

Wednesday March 31



Racial Equity, Representation & Inclusion: A Celebration of the Arts

A celebratory final event that highlights some of the many artistic achievements of BIPOC.

Thursday April 15



Why Is it So Hard for White People to Talk about Race?

So, what is white privilege, really? Recognizing white privilege begins with an understanding of the term itself and this knowledge is central to the work of anti-racism.

October 15, 2020



Racial Justice & Democratic Citizenship: A Pre-Election Conversation in collaboration w/ The Forum on Racial Justice

A conversation about the importance of voting and participating in the democratic process, as John Lewis rightly noted, as a means to redeem the soul of our nation.

October 22, 2020



Black Women Deserve Better

In 1962 Malcolm X stated that “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.”  Let’s start giving black women the respect and appreciation that they deserve.

October 28, 2020



Racial Justice: A Post Election Conversation

In this conversation we ask participants to envision a racially just country. What does racial justice really look like?

November 5, 2020



Racial Justice and Reproductive Justice

A conversation with Timoria McQueen Saba, a maternal health advocate, whose focus is on the mental and physical trauma related to childbirth and pregnancy complications.  Timoria is the coordinator of resources and support for Postpartum Support International (PSI) in the Boston Metro area.

November 18, 2020



Trauma Porn: The Sensationalism of Black Pain

A conversation about what trauma porn is and why it hurts Black people.

December 7, 2020