Black Culture in the Digital Age with DeRay Mckesson

Humanities
Black Culture in the Digital Age
with DeRay Mckesson
Thursday, April 25, 4:30 p.m.
Dance Cube
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

DeRay Mckesson will discuss his recent book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom. The discussion will be led by students participating in the Black Culture in the Digital Age course within the UMBC Department of English. This course explores the intersections of race, ethnicity, discourse, media, and communication systems while encouraging students to grapple with the impact of digital media on social movements, such as Black Lives Matter. Seating is limited and advance registration is required.

Sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the Public Humanities Minor; the Orser Center in the UMBC Department of American Studies; and the Dresher Center for the Humanities.

Public Humanities Speaker Series events are free and open to the public and the venue is physically accessible. Please contact dreshercenter@umbc.edu with any accommodations requests.

Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, paid visitor parking is available in Lot 9 behind the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, the Walker Avenue Garage and the Administration Drive Garage — please click here for additional information.

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