Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

This event is a follow-up to the participatory workshop that took place in March.

In recent years, artists and activists in Denmark, Sweden, and St. Croix have been at the forefront of movements to acknowledge and reckon with Scandinavia’s colonial history and the relation of this history to racial imaginaries and modes of national belonging in Europe and the Caribbean. On March 5 –7, several campus conversations will take place with three artists and activists.

Photos by Dorothy Hong
Top row, from left: Free Mondesire ’03, Haratia Trahan ’74, Alicia Simba ’19, Marcia Sells ’81, Deborah Thornhill ’75. Bottom row, from left: Stacey Cumberbatch ’83, Dolores “Mercedes” Franklin ’70, Daena Reynolds ’16, Frances Sadler ’72

“What emerges from these pages is the sense that Google’s algorithms of oppression comprise just one of the hidden infrastructures that govern our daily lives, and that the others are likely just as hard-coded with white supremacy and misogyny as the one that Noble explores.” (Wikipedia, Algorithms of Oppression)

They discussed difficulties facing people of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic. 

SNCC focused on voter registration and on mounting a systemic challenge to the white supremacy that governed the country’s entrenched political, economic and social structures.