What Can Mixed Race Women Teach Us about Whiteness and How to Communicate Across Lines of Difference? – Nov. 20

An interactive book talk with Associate Professor Silvia Bettez at UNCG will take place Thursday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in McKinnon Hall.

The Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education (formerly the Multicultural Center) is inviting faculty and students to the latest program organized as part of its Race-nicity series, which explores the intersections of race and ethnicity in higher education.

Through an interactive book talk, Associate Professor Silvia Bettez in the Cultural Foundations program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will set the stage for a discussion about Whiteness – what it is, how it operates, how it oppresses.

The event takes place Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center. There will be books available for sale and a book signing at the end of the presentation.

Bettez has her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from Duke University.   She teaches about issues of social justice in a graduate program including classes such as “Teaching Social Justice and Passionate Pedagogies.” Her scholarship centralizes social justice with a focus on fostering critical community building, teaching for social justice, and promoting equity through communication and engagement across lines of difference. 

Most recently, her work on intercultural understanding has led to journal publications on the topic of critical community building in Educational Studies, Educational Foundations, and The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies.  

Her book, “But Don’t Call Me White: Mixed Race Women Exposing Nuances of Privilege and Oppression Politics,” recently won the American Educational Studies Association 2014 Critics’ Choice Book award.