Cultural Conversation Series to take on topic of race relations
Programs will broach issues such as microaggressions, changes in African American race relations, injustices against Native Americans, and inequalities facing Hispanic and Asian Americans.
Francis Marion University will be hosting a series of discussions regarding cultural and racial issues beginning in October.
The events, titled “Cultural Conversations,” are presented jointly by the University and the FMU African American Faculty Staff Coalition. Each event will incorporate a presentation followed by a question and answer session.
The FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence will be the site for all four of the events. Each event will begin at noon and will be preceded by lunch at 11:15 a.m. The event is open to FMU faculty, and staff, as well as the general public.
The four discussions will broach issues such as microaggressions, changes in African American race relations in the Florence area, injustices against Native Americans, and inequalities facing Hispanic and Asian American communities.
The first Cultural Conversation will be held on Friday. Titled Microaggressions vs. Macroaggressions Why They Are Important, the opening Cultural Conversation will feature former chair of FMU Department of Psychology and faculty emeriti, Dr. Will Wattles.
To register, visit www. fmarion.edu/aafsc/. The presentations can be accessed online by video livestream. Recordings may be watched after the events have concluded. Appropriate links will be sent to registrants.