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Bitter Fruit: The Poison of America’s Racism

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Dr. Keisha N. Blain will be joined by panelists for a broad conversation on American racism and how it has shaped the experiences of various groups, including Asian Americans, Black Americans, and the Latinx community. The panel will explore historical and contemporary issues while considering how racism has been embedded in American politics, journalism, education, culture, and other aspects of society. This overview will include discussion of the Covid-19 pandemic, the uprisings during the last year, the January 6th insurrection, and the escalating wave of anti-Asian violence throughout the United States. 

Other panelists include:

  • Dr. Russell Jeung, Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, Co-Founder Stop AAPI Hate
  • Dr. Logia Garcia Pena, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University
  • Jemar Tisby, Deputy Director of Narrative and Advocacy at the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University and the founder of The Witness, Inc
  • Dr. Danielle Brown Kilgo, John & Elizabeth Bates Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Oluchi Okafor, recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh having completed degrees in both Africana Studies and Political Science

Register for Bitter Fruit

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at diversity@pitt.edu by July 21

This session is a part of the 2021 Diversity Forum.

Dial-In Information

Zoom login information will be shared following registration.  

All featured sessions will also be livestreamed on the Pitt Diversity YouTube Channel. 

Wednesday, July 28 at 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Virtual Event

Bitter Fruit: The Poison of America’s Racism

Dr. Keisha N. Blain will be joined by panelists for a broad conversation on American racism and how it has shaped the experiences of various groups, including Asian Americans, Black Americans, and the Latinx community. The panel will explore historical and contemporary issues while considering how racism has been embedded in American politics, journalism, education, culture, and other aspects of society. This overview will include discussion of the Covid-19 pandemic, the uprisings during the last year, the January 6th insurrection, and the escalating wave of anti-Asian violence throughout the United States. 

Other panelists include:

  • Dr. Russell Jeung, Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, Co-Founder Stop AAPI Hate
  • Dr. Logia Garcia Pena, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University
  • Jemar Tisby, Deputy Director of Narrative and Advocacy at the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University and the founder of The Witness, Inc
  • Dr. Danielle Brown Kilgo, John & Elizabeth Bates Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Oluchi Okafor, recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh having completed degrees in both Africana Studies and Political Science

Register for Bitter Fruit

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at diversity@pitt.edu by July 21

This session is a part of the 2021 Diversity Forum.

Dial-In Information

Zoom login information will be shared following registration.  

All featured sessions will also be livestreamed on the Pitt Diversity YouTube Channel. 

Wednesday, July 28 at 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Virtual Event

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