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VIRTUAL - Towards an Antiracist Archaeology: Strategies for Creating and Sustaining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Field, In the Canon, and In the Profession
October 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
This is an online event.
Sponsored by: Oklahoma Public Archaeology Network
In 2020, the dueling pandemics of Covid-19 and racism shook the nation. Though both are rooted in the structural and institutional inequalities embedded in American society, COVID exacerbated already high tensions. More than ever, we are confronted with the reality that the small achievements won by the Civil Rights Movement did little to get to the heart of the problem. We talked about racism yesterday, we’re talking about it today, and we’re talking about it tomorrow. There is more work to be done. Diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts are long term social justice commitments that require real investments. They cannot and should not be temporary initiatives or programs. This workshop taught by Dr. Mia Carey, Independent Scholar, will address the legacy of racism throughout the fields of archaeology and anthropology and the steps integral to combating racism today.