This semester, we’re asking the Communication & Media Studies community to reflect together on the role of race, racism, and colonialism in our field and program. Where have these topics shown up in our curriculum? How has our understanding of communication studies been shaped by the ways we talk—and don’t talk—about race? Are we preparing students to deal with the realities of race in the workplace and society? Here’s how you can get involved in the conversation:
- Read “On the Margins of the Margins: #CommunicationSoWhite—Canadian Style” by Faiza Hirji, Yasmin Jiwani, and Kirsten Emiko McAllister (Communication, Culture and Critique, vol. 13, no. 2, 2020, pp. 168–184).
- Sign up to discuss the article with students, staff, faculty, and alumni using the RSVP form below. Facilitated reading group meetings will be held on Zoom on Monday, February 22; Wednesday, February 24; and Friday, February 26.
- Sign up to attend the workshop with authors Faiza Hirji, Yasmin Jiwani, and Kirsten Emiko McAllister on Wednesday, March 3, from 1:00–2:30 p.m. EST. A panel discussion will be followed by a moderated Q&A. All workshop attendees are expected to have read the article in advance, and participation in a reading group meeting is strongly recommended.
Please RSVP no later than Monday, March 1. These events have been organized by the COMS Anti-Racism Committee with support from the Communication & Media Studies program. Questions may be directed to committee chair Benjamin Woo (email@example.com).
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