Funded by the Mellon Foundation and New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC), the Faculty of Color Working Group (FoCWG) invites applications for this year’s virtual symposium scheduled for Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, 2023 themed “The Corporate University and Shrinking BIPOC Supports: Where Do We Go from Here?” Our conversations will be led by stellar thinkers and advocates, such as keynote Dr. Lorgia García Peña (Tufts) and presenters Drs. Davarian Baldwin (Trinity College), Sandy Grande (UConn), and Touba Ghadessi (Wheaton College). Speakers will take up such concerns as the impacts of neoliberal environments on gender non-conforming faculty of color; how to navigate and transform campus climates that are unapologetically guided by employee economic precarity; racism, sexism, xeno, homo, and trans-phobias; unchecked supremacies; institutional legacies of indigenous land theft; and disempowered Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs whose role in radical organizational change must be assessed using data, rather than assumed.
Please note that space will be limited to ensure a high level of interaction among all participants, and the application deadline is March 15, 2023. Please see the full call for applications for details.