Writing & Reading Personal Racialization Stories

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Winther 1013
Event Type
Jenna Cushing-Leubner
Event Url

 “Writing and Reading Personal Racialization Stories”

Facilitated by Dr. Timothy J. Lensmire, author of "White Folks: Race & Identity in Rural America"


Often, in trying to make sense of personal stories about race and racism, we simplify these stories in ways that 1) limit our ability to understand them powerfully and 2) constrain how we imagine future action.  In this workshop, we will examine and write about personal experiences with race and racism, including how we have been racialized within U.S. society and how we take up various roles and positions within it.  We will write personal narratives, explore critical concepts and questions we might use to interpret them in complex ways, and discuss the sorts of learning and anti-racist action we want to pursue in the future, given what we learn from telling and interpreting our stories together.


Date: Wednesday, March 14

Time: 1:30-3pm

Where: Winther Hall 1013

Space limit: 25

To reserve spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-and-reading-personal-racialization-stories-tickets-43684062206 

Questions? Email Dr. Jenna Cushing-Leubner     cushingj@uww.edu 

Get Directions
Event Date
Event Time