The 1619 Project: How Can America Keep the Conversation on Race Going?

By sfrye
May 6th, 2022 - 3:50pm

THE 1619 PROJECT: HOW CAN AMERICA KEEP THE CONVERSATION ON RACE GOING?

During this two-part series, panelists provided their reactions on The 1619 Project and the recent spate of book banning. They also helped us consider how we can re-frame American history to more justly account for 400 years of oppression of African Americans in order to keep the conversation on race going. In addition to wonderful COM faculty, we were honored to have joining us Ms. Chantel Walker, Assistant Director of the Marin County Free Library and Ms. Oshalla Diana Marcus, Director of Marin City Arts and Culture.

Watch Part I

Panelists:

  • Ismael Lara, COM Instructor of Ethnic Studies and History
  • Sheila McKnight, COM Instructor of Economics
  • Meg Pasquel, COM Instructor of College Skills, English, and Humanities
  • Chantel Walker, Assistant Director of The Marin County Free Library

Moderator & Hosts:

  • Sarah Frye, COM Librarian
  • Dave Patterson, COM Librarian
Watch Part II
 

Panelists

  • Yolanda Belissimo, COM Instructor of History and Political Science
  • Bonnie Borenstein, COM Instructor of Communication
  • Oshalla Diana Marcus, Director of Marin City Arts and Culture
  • Dayna Quick, COM Geography Instructor

Moderator & Hosts:

  • Sarah Frye, COM Librarian
  • Dave Patterson, COM Librarian
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Sponsors: Umoja & COM Library