Karen Romero
Staff Writer

Despite the distance, Associate Professor of Anthropology Dr. Ann M. Kakaliouras will be facilitating school-wide discussions via Zoom this upcoming Monday, Jan. 18. These open forums will celebrate and honor the legacy and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the famous Civil Rights leader. The first informal discussion, to be held at 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on Jan. 18, will provide a platform to dissect and discuss intersections between race and gender that is centered around the Black Lives Matter movement. This meeting will also offer attendees a space to unpack the recent insurrection in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Other related topics are open to this discussion as well.

In addition, Dr. Kakaliouras will lead another informal and open discussion at 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. regarding race, Whittier culture, and ideas on how to collectively foster equity for Black students at Whittier College and within higher education in general. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to read or listen to the articles linked below for a more interactive and informed experience. The respective Zoom links to each discussion are also available below. 

On a day dedicated to one of our country’s most transformative Civil Rights activists, finding creative ways to continue engaging, learning, and listening to nuanced conversations about the complexities of race in the U.S. strengthens the steps to progress within our community. Plan on attending early or on time for a maximized experience! 

Zoom Link to 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Discussion (Sex and Gender in Anthropology): https://whittier-edu.zoom.us/j/96595761534

Meeting ID: 965 9576 1534

Article Link: https://www.npr.org/2021/01/10/955392813/the-lies-we-tell-ourselves-about-race


Zoom Link to 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Discussion (The Art of Ethnography): https://whittier-edu.zoom.us/j/95886245569

Meeting ID: 958 8624 5569

Article Link: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/10/20/black-students-need-changes-policies-and-structures-beyond-higher-education

Featured Photo Courtesy of Bob Adelman / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution 

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