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Centering Black Childhoods

Date & Time

Wednesday, March 09, 2022, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


Showcasing Excellence


Virtual Event


Lauren silver


This exchange uplifts and centers scholarship and activism with Black children. We value the contributions Black children make to how we know and theorize our everyday worlds. We center Black children’s ways of knowing, playing, dreaming, and loving, in order to create new, more just futures in the present. This Speakers’ Series involves translating and lifting Black children’s complex realities and ways of knowing to wider consciousness, while simultaneously working with youth and communities to sculpt critical strategies for freedom and liberation (on local and global levels). We engage in this Speakers’ Series hand-in-hand with activists, artists, practitioners, and young people who work to alleviate contexts that harm Black children while envisioning and creating caring community. We envision each of these gatherings as building community and launching ongoing working groups in racial justice scholarship and praxis.

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