Community as Rebellion: A Conversation with Dr. Lorgia García Peña

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Join the PublicsLab and Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH) for a conversation with Professor Lorgia García Peña, Mellon Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University, on her groundbreaking new book, Community as Rebellion: A syllabus for surviving academia as a woman of color (2022, Haymarket Press). In conversation with PublicsLab Faculty Lead and Associate Professor of Anthropology Professor Bianca Williams, Professor García Peña will offer practices for creating liberatory spaces within institutions that are historically and perhaps inherently violent, colonialist, exclusionary, and inequitable. The conversation will consider how we –– as teachers, activists, and scholars –– can resist the academy’s extractive and exploitative practices, and how we might transform existing institutional spaces in ways that create more liberation and cultivate community for students and faculty of color.

Accessibility: ASL and CART will be provided.

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About Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at The Graduate Center, CUNY in 2020. She is the Director of Digital Communications for Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH), a three-year initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is also working on a web project with teaching materials about civil rights struggles in New York City, including disability rights history. She advocates for improving public transit accessibility in New York City for people with disabilities and chairs the Advisory Committee for Transit Accessibility for New York City Transit.