THE FLATHEAD RESERVATION HUMAN RIGHTS COALITION HOSTS HUMANITIES MONTANA SPEAKERS BUREAU PROGRAM “VERY WHITE?” WITH TOBIN MILLER SHEARER
Wednesday November 12 at Mission Valley UMC—70715 Hwy 93, top of Post Creek Hill, with a potluck at 6 p.m. and conversation at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is provided by a legislative grant from Montana’s Cultural Trust and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This interactive presentation invites participants to consider what it means to be white in a white majority state. Does white privilege count where few people of color live or have been isolated on reservations? How do we talk about racial identity in meaningful ways that deal with real issues but don’t leave all involved feeling helpless or hurt? Shearer guides a conversation about race in Montana that strives to leave participants with greater confidence and insight regardless of the audience’s racial identity.
Tobin Miller Shearer is the African-American Studies Director at the University of Montana and an Associate Professor of History. He teaches classes on civil rights, hip-hop, the black church, and slavery. Students call his teaching style, “enthusiastic,” “intriguing and thought provoking.”
For more information, please call FRHRC at 745-4259.
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