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Debate/Panel Discussion

Pauley Symposium/Rawley Conference

Roundtable: Containing the Spread of Racism: Black Activism in the Past & Present

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Katrina Jagodinsky, (402) 472-2414,
Many pundits and scholars noted that racism emerged as a plague as contagious and life-threatening as COVID in 2020 as police violence and community protests escalated throughout the United States. This roundtable discussion offers audiences an opportunity to consider the past and present moments in which African Americans have organized to contain the spread of racism in the United States.

Panelist Bios
—Dr. Ashley Howard focuses on black activism in the Midwest and has published widely for popular and academic presses to explain and challenge politicized and racialized violence.

—Dr. Preston Love, Jr., is a prominent leader of the black Omaha community who is an instructor at UNO and who has participated in the Civil Rights movement locally and throughout the United States for nearly half a century.

—Law Professor Anna Shavers is a renowned expert in human rights who focuses on questions of citizenship and immigration. She is the Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Nebraska College of Law. This panel will prompt an interdisciplinary discussion about the role of black activism in our past and present communities and invite reflection on the ways in which our scholarship can promote social justice inquiry.

—Elodie Galeazzi is a PhD Candidate in History at UNL working on a dissertation focused on African American media in Omaha, Nebraska over the twentieth century.

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