If Black America’s knuckles could turn “white,” they probably would when gripping onto emotions while contemplating and wading through information and disinformation, options and potential losses, and securities and risks of the Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 election.
The DREAM (Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization) Collective at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host its next webinar, “Identity Politics in the 2020 Election: A Black Scholar Activist Perspective,” from 4-5:30 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, Oct. 14 at youtube.com/watch?v=3ip9UcVKArQ.
Panel members include Timothy Lewis, PhD, assistant professor in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Political Science; and Sherice Janaye Nelson, PhD, professor in the Department of Political Science at Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, La., and founder and executive director of the Black Leadership Roundtable.
The DREAM Collective’s webinar will delve into the importance of the election to race relations and the future of democracy in the U.S.
“The double pandemics of systematic racism and COVID in the year 2020, has left our country’s citizens divided, disconnected and unhinged,” said Jessica Krim, EdD, associate professor, chair and Secondary Education program director in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB). “Doctors of Political Science Timothy Lewis and Sherice Nelson will offer their expertise in unpacking these identity politics that have left our nation divided and volatile.”
DREAM Collective members include education faculty Krim, Jennifer Hernandez, PhD, J.T. Snipes, PhD, Nate Williams, PhD, and SEHHB Dean Robin Hughes, PhD.