Black Lives Matter at Ramapo:
A College Colloquium on Race, Social Justice, and Representation
Wednesdays Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10
Location: On campus/Webex
Open to all Ramapo students, staff, and faculty
May be taken as a course for 1 credit, Pass/Fail
What do we mean when we use the phrase “Black Lives Matter”? We will unpack that and other issues related to the Black experience in this colloquium, a series of lively, scholarly, and organic discussions that will allow faculty, staff, and students to share in important conversations around race, justice, representation, and the current state of race relations on our campus.
Our goal is to facilitate a conversation in the Liberal Arts tradition around current political events and the historic roots of racial inequities in America. In Fall 2021 we will talk about policing, incarceration, the justice system and their impact on the Ramapo community. The format will be a film showing one week, followed by an audience-interactive discussion led by Ramapo faculty and guests the following week. The discussions are meant to work around the issues raised by the film contents and the film aesthetics.
We will post the films and speakers, along with registration information, later this summer.
If you have any questions, please contact Regina Clark, John Peffer, or Peter Campbell.
September 23 – October 21, 2020
Presenters and Topics:
Sept. 23 Regina Clark (CA), “Black Activism at Ramapo”
Sept. 30 Indya Jackson (HGS), “New Jersey’s Unsung Black Radical Tradition”
Oct. 7 Tammi Redd (ASB), “Minority Entrepreneurship and the Digital Divide”
Oct. 14 John Peffer (CA), “Racial Proﬁling and Photographic Imaging”
Oct. 21 Karl Johnson (HGS), “Slavery by Another Name,” film and discussion
To view PowerPoint full screen click here
Organized by: Dean Peter A. Campbell (Contemporary Arts), Prof. Regina Clark (Writing) and Prof. John Peffer (Art History)