In the midst of nationwide protests responding to the extrajudicial killings of several unarmed black people– Eric Garner, Rosan Miller, Denise Stewart, John Crawford III, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford and so on… – Antioch College students have brought together local scholars, students and organizers to give lectures and workshops on the subject of race in America. Specific subjects will include how blackness and criminality came to be linked, how white people can learn to talk about race and acknowledge their privilege and how the police came to be militarized. The intention of the event is to create discussion around current events that is based in real knowledge and learning and to move towards further action.
LOCATION: McGregor 113
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 12:00pm
To commemorate the opening, the College will host a grand opening community celebration on September 6, 2014, from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m., with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting scheduled at 12:00 p.m. The community is invited to come together for a day of celebration, including activities such as basketball, volleyball, pickleball and tennis, plus healthy cuisine from several area food trucks (Kinetic, The Shakery Juice Bar, La Pampa Grill).
Wellness Center memberships will be available for purchase during the event. Enter the raffle the day of the event to win a free year's membership to the Wellness Center.
LOCATION: Wellness Center