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Join UC Santa Barbara’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the launch of the 2020-2021 series Anti-Blackness: Difficult Dialogues ♥

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Join UC Santa Barbara’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the launch of the 2020-2021 series Anti-Blackness: Difficult Dialogues:

Anti-Blackness, Refusal, and Resistance:
Fugitive Possibilities in Black Education

by kihana miraya ross

Wednesday, October 14
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

About the Speaker: kihana miraya ross received her doctorate from UC Berkeley in 2016 and is currently an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University. Her program of research examines the multiplicity of ways that Anti-Blackness is lived by Black students and the ways Black educators and students engage in educational fugitivity to refuse and resist. kihana’s most recent article, “Call it what it is: Anti-blackness,” was published in The New York Times and she is continuing her public facing work in a project with Colin Kaepernick centering the politics of abolition. Her forthcoming book length manuscript explores both the ways Black girls experience Anti-Blackness and hypersexualization in their school, and also, the numerous ways their production of Black Girl Space facilitates a reimagining of a Black girl identity and a radical Black subjectivity.



This series is co-sponsored by UCI Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences, UCI Samueli School of Engineering, UCI School of Social Sciences, UCI School of Humanities, UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence, and UC Santa Barbara Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Pre-registration with either a UCSB or UCI email address is required for this event. A Zoom link will be provided prior to the event for confirmed registrants.