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Blackness in White Institutions

Part of the eXpression Against Oppression Series
Date: February 2nd, 2018
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: Ian Macleod Lecture Hall
ASL interpretation will be on-site. If you require any accessibility accomodations, email
It comes as no surprise that numerous dominant institutions within our society were founded on and perpetuate anti-black racism. From the police, to the university administration, to the media, these institutions have historically harmed the black community and continue to do so to this day. Despite this, there have always been strong black folks who not only have been able to navigate these spaces, but to thrive in them and create change to support their community. 

In the final event of XAO and the first of our Black History Month Programming, join us as we highlight several black individuals who have navigated and thrived in these institutions. Sit with our special guests as we discuss their experiences working in these institutions, reconciling working for an institution that can harm your community, and ways in which one can use their positions in the system to support their own communities. Look for updates on our special guests!

Later Event: February 6
Panel: Policing Black Lives