Webinar Series & Digital Badge Program
When We Do See Color: Ending Global Racism
The Forum is pleased to announce When We Do See Color: Ending Global Racism, a follow-on to the popular and insightful “Transnational Blackness” webinar held in July 2020. This 5-part monthly webinar series intentionally centers Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), their experiences, and their scholarship to familiarize international educators with issues of transnational, regional, and local racism around the world and the work being done to dismantle it.
In each conversation, our host and series curator Dr. Keshia Abraham of the Abraham Consulting Agency and elected member of the Forum Council, will be joined by two colleagues representing diverse and international perspectives to explore topics and themes related to colorism, intersectionality, language and linguistic racism, and more.
Part 1, And Many of Us Are Brave Abroad. November 19, 11am EST: Email email@example.com to register.
Building on the title of the Black Feminist classic, All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave, in this session we consider cross-cultural intersections of race, class and gender in education abroad. What are some of the ways in which women of color confront and dismantle global racism through international education? How do gender and sexuality impact how we view movement, agency and opportunity with regard to education abroad? How do we use our agency in relation to race, class and gender to end global racism? We will be joined by world renowned feminist scholar-activists, Beverly Guy Sheftall, Founding Director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center at Spelman College, and Siga Fatima Jagne Jallow, Commissioner of Social and Women’s Affairs for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Part 2, Colorism and Performativity. December 9, 11am EST: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
To end racism we must confront colorism and speak to some of the seeming unspeakable ways that it impacts us. In this session we feature two scholar-activists originally from India whose work has had a profound impact on Caribbean art and performance studies and global education. Annie Paul, editor-in-chief of PREE literary magazine and head of publications at SALISES who has hosted and connected international scholars within the Caribbean landscape for many years, and Joti Sekhon, recently retired sociologist and international programs director at Winston-Salem State University.
Part 3, January 18, Time TBD: Jessica Alarcon & Tony Muhammed
Part 4, February, Date and Time TBD: Kebokile Dengu-Zvogbo
Part 5, March, Date and Time TBD: Leo Wilton
*More details and registration links will be added as they become available.
Pay What You Can Pricing
Each webinar is being offered through a “Pay What You Can” registration model to encourage participation by colleagues widely across our field. The series is offered as an opportunity for international educators to grow, educate themselves, and take responsibility for shifting perceptions of race and Blackness in ourselves, our students, our programs, and our communities.
Participants are encouraged to make a payment in recognition of the time, hard work, and expertise shared by panelists. Your registration fee goes directly to funding modest stipends for our webinar panelists and facilitators in recognition of the time, energy, and expertise that they share with us through their participation. Any funds which remain after the series is complete will be applied to fund The Forum’s equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives aimed at reaching colleagues, students, and institutions from historically underrepresented and underserved groups, including the Forum Fellowship program.
Committed to Ending Global Racism through Education Abroad
In conjunction with the webinar series, we welcome colleagues to demonstrate their active pursuit of anti-racist activities in their work. This digital badging program offers colleagues the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned throughout the webinar conversations and gives them access to a mini-consultation with an experienced justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion professional who can help them translate their learning into action.
To earn this badge, participants will:
- Participate in the “Transnational Blackness: A Conversation about Race and Racism around the World” and the five (5) part “When We Do See Color: Ending Global Racism” webinar series (recordings available)
- Complete a capstone activity which puts their learning and reflection into practice by proposing a strategic and meaningful way that they plan to activate their agency and work to dismantle racism and discrimination in their own international education work
- Meet established criteria for capstone activity and receive feedback for improvement as determined by two (2) professional justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion consultants
Introductory Price: $150 (not including webinar registrations, which are “Pay What You Can”)