“invigorate campus-wide conversation about anti-racist advocacy through pedagogy, performance, and research”
This is mandatory political indoctrination. How else could it be described?
Campus Reform reports:
Texas A&M class requires attendance at ‘Race Talks’ lectures
A popular elective course called “Performance in World Cultures” at Texas A&M University is requiring students to read articles and attend a lecture series about racism and intersectionality. Students say the course description is “very misleading.”
The “Performance in World Cultures” (PERF 301) course is often taken by students to fulfill the “Cultural Discourse” graduation requirement.
One section of the course is requiring students to attend sessions of the Liberal Arts College new lecture series “Race Talks.”
The “Race Talks” website states that its purpose is to “invigorate campus-wide conversation about anti-racist advocacy through pedagogy, performance, and research.” The Liberal Arts College series is funded by a grant from Advance Climate Together.
Sessions are held over Zoom hosted by the series’ coordinator Mariana Gariazzo. Speakers include professors, musicians, visual artists and producers. Sessions include “The White Racial Frame,” “Protest and Activism in Latin America,” and “For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly.”
Gariazzo also teaches a section of the course “Performance in World Cultures” which is stated to be about the “examination of different genres of performance through music, theatre, verbal art and dress.” She is requiring students to attend sessions of her new project “Race Talks” for a course project.
In “The White Racial Frame” lecture of the series, Dr. Joe Feagin discussed the “massive cover-up of our racist history in this country.”
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