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The WGS Center for Social Justice is excited to announce the 2023 Teach OUt on Race will be held on February 10th from 10:30am-1:30pm. This event will be held virtually via Zoom and registration is required. Teach OUt is free and open to the public. 

Designed for a range of participants from budding allies to experienced activists, Teach OUt is an opportunity for attendees to intentionally consider what it means to practice anti-racism across the spaces where we teach, learn, and lead. 

What we imagine for this first session is a clustering of informal student-mediated roundtables that include both members of OU’s student activist groups and OU student religious groups who can talk about their spirituality and how it interconnect in justice, activism and students whose concerns are echoed in that work or who identify as budding allies wishing to become involved.

Additionally, there will be a faculty and staff breakout session that will collectively imagine, brainstorm, and begin to plan action items to continue to do the work of identifying, disrupting, and, more importantly, preventing continued oppressions rooted in systemic and direct racism OU’s campus and in our communities.

The second session will be a webinar panel similar to those of the last two Teach OUts. Panelists will answer pre-assigned questions and the audience is welcome to submit questions as well. The discussion will be framed around race, religion, justice,  and educational equality.

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NOTE: The day prior to the event, registrants will receive a link to a document with Zoom links for the various sessions.

February 10th, 2023 (10:30 AM - 1:30 PM)

Schedule of events:

10:30 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks, Dr. Rodney Bates and Dr. Deonnie Moodie

10:45 AM - Breakout Sessions

This session is split into two parts. One option is for OU students and the other is for OU staff and faculty. Community members or other non-student guests are invited to participate in the faculty/staff session. 

10 minute break 

11:55 AM - Panel Discussion

A panel answers questions about how to navigate difficult conversations around race. Featuring Dr. James Hill and Dr. J.T. Snipes.  Moderated by Dr. Rodney Bates. 

10 minutes for Q&A 

1:20 PM - Closing Remarks, led by Dr. Rodney Bates