Updates & Replays
#Ellipsis2020 Opening Panel: Womxn of Color on the Front Lines
July 15, 2020
Panel discussion highlighting non-black participants who have recently become involved in the fight against racial injustice through active external actions or effective internal change. Focusing on individuals whose first time protesting or marching in response to the recent cases of police brutality and misuse of power, we will also dive into discussions around silence and what it means to be silent in times where racial injustice is visible and imbedded within our institutions.
Both/And: An Exploration of Biracial and Multiracial Identities
July 29, 2020
In 2015, the Pew Research Center estimated 1 in 7 babies (14%) born that year were multiracial or multiethnic, nearly triple that of 1980. These numbers reflect a rapid change in racial demographics since the 1967 ruling on Loving v. Virginia. Despite this, conversations around bi- and multiracial identities remain challenging. This panel will cover topics including transracial adoption, how bi-and multiracial people negotiate their racial identity with themselves and others, the difficulties in capturing these experiences in academic research, and the role of multiracial people in racial justice movements, particularly The Movement for Black Lives.
#NotAllKarens: The Weaponization of White-womeness Against People of Color
Aug 12, 2020
The stories of Hannah Ocuish, George Stinney, Emmett Till, and the Central Park 5 are woven into the fabric of the United States. Historically, conversations of state violence generally center the Black men and boys who are victimized. Today, the dominant narrative of state violence has shifted to include the role of white women, particularly since the 2017 confesssion by Carolyn Bryant as an instigator of the murder of Emmett Till. In the current movement for Black lives, popular culture has donned these white women with the title of “Karen” in an attempt to acknowledge the role white women like Bryant play as an accomplice to state sanctioned violence. This Lunch & Learn identifies how #Karens and other white women weaponize their white-womanness. The session uses the experiences of white women, non-black femmes, and folks who benefit from white privilege to discuss how they can prevent (and not catalyze) violence against Black and Brown people. Join us as we unpack the sociopolitical histories of the role of Missy Ann, #Karen, #Becky, the durability of white womanhood, and ways to further #ProtectBlackLives.
A Change of Heart and Mind: Expanding Your Activism in the Wake of #BlackLivesMatter
Aug 26, 2020
As part of the Ellipsis Institute for Womxn of Color in the Academy Lunch and Learn Series, we will be holding a panel discussion highlighting individuals who have recently become involved in the fight against racial injustice through active external actions or effective internal change. Focusing on individuals whose first time protesting or marching was in response to the recent cases of police brutality and misuse of power, we will also dive into discussions around silence and what it means to be silent in times where racial injustice is visible and embedded within our institutions.