Racial Justice Teach-in Held to Increase Understanding of Racism

A prominent Muslim-American activist, Linda Sarsour, will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 2-6 p.m., Manhattan College will hold a racial justice teach-in, following the success of a similar event held last semester (pictured, right) that featured engaging discussions among students and faculty about topics such as racism on and off campus, diversity and student activism.

The teach-in will involve panel-led discussions focusing on teaching issues of race and ethnicity, faculty perspectives on race in the classroom, the history of Latino/a activism, and Arab-American rights and representation in the U.S. All panels will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

The panels will consist of faculty, students and two prominent activists in the New York City community – Angela Fernandez, executive director of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, and Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, who will deliver the keynote address at 4:45 p.m.

The event, which is open to all Manhattan College students, faculty and staff, and the general public, will take place in room 5B of the Kelly Student Commons.

MC Staff