126: TCRM Dialogue Session: Using Family Theories to Navigate Conversations on Race and Power in Academic Settings
April Few-Demo, PhD (she/her); Jody Russon; Jenene Case Pease (she/her); Katherine R. Allen; Caroline Sanner
About the Session
TCRM Dialogue Session
Authors: April Few-Demo, Jody Russon, Jenene Case Pease, Katherine R. Allen
Presider: Caroline Sanner
Conversations related to race, racism, anti-Blackness, and experiences of oppression have expanded over the past years in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many others. We believe dialogue is one place in which change can occur. This Dialogue Session is an exercise in critical reflectivity among four colleagues who have diverse histories, roles, and accountability in creating spaces for difficult conversations about identity, power, and praxis. The aim of our dialogue is to engage critical perspectives to anchor creative strategies for re-envisioning departmental policies, curriculum, and professional relationships while ameliorating white supremacy from our institutional practices.