Racism and Emotions in Knowledge-Encounters (Workshop)

1 February 2017, 12:00 - 14:00

Seminar room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Free and Open to all but Registration is Required. Limited places (25)

Facilitator: Dr Mónica Moreno Figueroa (Depatment of Sociology University of Cambridge)
 

Abstract

In this workshop the facilitator will take the participants through a series of exercises and reflections to discuss and experience what would it be like to heal from the effects of racism. As researchers and students exploring or interested in the multiple dimensions of racism and anti-racist/anti-discriminatory work we are well aware that the history and stories of racism  are full of intense emotions: anger, shame, sadness, powerlessness. We listen to those stories, analyse them, discuss them and some of the time, we have also gone through them ourselves or benefited, even if unintentionally, from racial privilege. However, many of us struggle to bring together how these stories makes us feel with how we analyse them for academic and/or political purposes. In this workshop we are interested in bringing together the personal, academic and political experience of living and researching through experiences of racism. What are the emotional dimensions of these processes? How can we heal the effects racism have on us? How can this support our academic practice and activist work?


Registration:

If you would like to book a place, please tell us about your interest on this workshop by sending a paragraph to:
gradfac@crassh.cam.ac.uk with a short bio and a brief explanation of why you would like to participate in the workshop and what of the title and/or description caught your attention.

There are only 25 places available for the workshop. This will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. 
 

 

 

Part of the Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice Research Group seminar series
Administrative assistance: gradfac@crassh.cam.ac.uk