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Black Joy Amidst the Depravity of White Supremacy

  • Thursday, February 11, 2021
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Black History Month

Dr. Timothy Berry, interim dean for the School of Urban Education at Metropolitan State University, wrote the commentary "Black Joy Amidst the Depravity of White Supremacy."

Berry will speak on this topic that has threaded throughout U.S. history. First, to explain the depravity and provide many historical examples. Second, to explain how Black joy served as an antidote to this depravity, identifying the historical and recent examples. Thirdly, to ask the question where does our joy come from and what do we do with it? Centering a deeper understanding of the interconnection between Black suffering and Black joy as instructive to our hope of actualizing democracy.

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