SEI faculty workshop | Seeing Race

Workshop Description

The Seeing Race workshop series will provide participants with the opportunity to explore and practice analytical and discussion strategies that can be deployed when discussing race with students or colleagues. Objects and images from the RISD Museum's collection will be used during each session with practical examples of activities faculty can do in the classroom.

Instructor Bio

Elon Cook Lee is a public historian and race womanist. She is the program director for the Center for Reconciliation, and curator for its museum project on the history and legacy of slavery, slave trading and enslaved resistance. Elon also serves as the humanities consultant for the Robbins House, an African American historic site in Concord, Massachusetts, and a member of the National Advisory Committee for Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Through her consulting business, Liberation Heritage, she has trained hundreds of historic site interpreters across the country on interpretation theory and the development of slavery programs that center Black humanity. Elon is a genealogist, Brown University educated public historian, a National Association for Interpretation certified workshop developer and instructor (CIGT). The 2018-2020 Andrew W. Mellon RISD Museum Faculty Fellow, she teaches undergraduate courses on slavery, race and public memory at RISD.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Teaching and Learning Lab in the Center for Social Equity & Inclusion
293 S. Main St., Providence, RI 02906

Event Type

Workshop, SEI Event, SEI Workshop


Academic Affairs, SEI - Social Equity Inclusion Initiative

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Lisa Morgan

Lisa Morgan left a positive review Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Very informative however, an hour is too short a time. I would appreciate the opportunity to have a longer workshop or for it to be in two parts.

Gwen Strahle

Gwen Strahle left a positive review Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Elon was great. Upbeat, informative, organized. One hour may not be enough time. Maybe 1 1/2 hours for future? (Though one hour fit my schedule). I'm very glad I signed up. I would be interested in sitting in on a lecture or more of Elon's, because I found her passionate about her subject, and teaching. Awesome.

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