“Writing in the Margins: Transforming the Stories We Tell About Race”
Humans have evolved and maintained our integrity as a species because of our ability to collectively create and tell stories. But what happens when those stories divide, segregate and even encourage violence among us? Understand the narratives of contemporary literature, film and popular culture that separate the human species along manufactured racial lines. In this talk, Jessica Maucione, PhD, discusses texts that celebrate and explore white characters, in contrast to—and at the expense of—black and brown characters whose dehumanization is sometimes blatant, but often incredibly subtle. Maucione is a member of the 2017-2018 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Discussion will take place in Hargreaves Hall, Room 201.