A Funny Thing Happens When We Talk About Slavery and What We Can Do About It

Join us for a talk by Azie Dungey, creator of the satirical web series Ask a Slave and writer for the Emmy-nominated Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. In our current socio-political climate, subjects of American history are often used as ammunition in an ongoing culture war and slavery may be the biggest bomb. How do we break through the anger, guilt, and resistance we are often faced with when discussing this divisive subject? What is the difference between nostalgia and history, and how do we make sure to separate the two? This presentation will critically examine how museums, educators, public historians, journalists, and everyday citizens concerned about racial justice can more effectively confront the subject of American chattel slavery.

Thursday, November 30 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Jesse H. Jones Communication Center - Building A (CMA), 2.306
2504A WHITIS AVE , Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Arts & Humanities, World & Culture, Diversity & Social Justice

Departments

Moody College of Communication

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Families, General Public

Website

https://moody.utexas.edu/academics/mo...

Cost

Free

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