The Power in Words: The Importance of Language in Honoring Individuals and Communities

In this continuation of their celebrated Academic Festival 2020 program, Distinguished Alumna Fanshen Cox (M.A. ’97) and Associate Professor of English Education Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (M.A. ’96) will lead the TC community in a discussion about the role language plays in honoring race and identity. Whether we are calling an individual by their chosen name or telling stories about unsung heroes in our communities, we must use our words to pursue truth, love and justice. The discussion will also touch upon the importance of racial literacy and representation in media.

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