Understanding Race in a Global Context

While working in globally diverse environments where community members have different experiences thinking about and understanding race, on which basis can we start a healthy discussion to explore different racial contexts? In this workshop, learn about different schools of thought that have been established to filter racial discourse. From universalism and colorblindness to multiculturalism and racial harmony, we will engage with the historic legacies that have led to different perceptions about race. We will reflect on how the process of racialization is always moving and includes other markers such as religion, indigeneity, immigration, and class. Finally, with the new global wave of racial justice advocacy, we will remind ourselves of historic precedents and reflect critically on current debates regarding the US discourse around racial issues and its relevance in a global context. 

Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email sps.cala@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7272.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the ideologies that impact racial discourse
  • Knowledge of historic events and legacies that have led to different perceptions about race
  • An understanding of how religion, immigration, and class impact racial identity
  • The ability to discuss race in a global context

Ideal for

  • Educators and trainers
  • All members of the community, regardless of educational or professional status
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.