The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council hosts France Winddance Twine, Sociology Professor at University of California-Santa Barbara
CHICAGO—Join the Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council for a conversation with France Winddance Twine, Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, on "Racism and Anti-Racism in Multiracial Families" on Saturday, December9th from 2pm to 4pm at the West Englewood Branch of the Public Library (1745 W. 63rd St.). This event is free and open to the public and no reservations are required. Free pizza will be served. For more information, please call 312.422.5580.
France Winddance Twine is Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She will draw on 10 years of research on racism and anti-racism in Brazil and Britain to discuss the strategies employed by white members of multiracial families to negotiate and counter the multiple forms of racism that their children of African descent encounter in the public and private spheres.
Twine is an African-American and American Indian (Creek nation) native of Chicago. She teaches comparative racial studies, feminist theory, critical race theory and qualitative research methods UCSB, where she designed and taught the first course devoted to "Girls Culture" and girlhood in the University of California system in 2000. Twine has conducted field research in Brazil, the United Kingdom, and the United States and her areas of specialization include critical race theory, feminist theory, sociology of multiracial families, and girls culture.
The " Know More: Conversations that Matter" series is designed to bridge the gap between the arts and social issues that are of current concern to Chicago’s Englewood community. Programming has included visits from scholars such as Professor of African History and Diaspora Studies Lisa Brock, Africana Studies scholar William Santiago Valles performers, such as Will Power, Kelly Tsai, and Theaster Gates and poet Elizabeth Alexander.
For a full calendar of Public Square at the IHC events or for more information, please visit www.thepublicsquare.org or contact the Public Square at the IHC at 312.422.5580 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 2000, The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) has carved out a unique place in the cultural life of Chicago through innovative programming that fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social, and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. All Public Square at the IHC’s programs promote participatory democracy by creating space for public conversations. The Public Square was adopted by the Illinois Humanities Council on December 1, 2004.
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