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Friday, November 8 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Caucus

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Historically, academic conferences in “North America” have been predominantly white spaces with limited opportunity for BIPOC intervention. In an effort to intervene on this dynamic, one strategy adopted by conference and community organizers elsewhere is to create BIPOC-only spaces to allow for the gathering of BIPOC community members for connecting and processing. The creation of such BIPOC-only space, however, has yet to take roots at NASSS. And this will hopefully change at the 2019 NASSS conference. The BIPOC Caucus will serve as an organizing space for those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color to build caring and responsible relationships, strong coalitions, leadership capacity, and power at NASSS. The caucus will be facilitated by BIPOC scholars and will be a casual opportunity for BIPOC conference participants, especially junior scholars and graduate students, to meet one another and check in mid-conference. We will hold space for a range of discussions, but participants should feel free to bring any needs, ideas, feelings, or frustrations to this BIPOC-only space.

Roc (Monica) Rochon
Algerian Hart
Tricia McGuire-Adams
Kristi Oshiro
F. Michelle Richardson
Courtney Szto
Paul Whitinui
Jorge Moraga

Friday November 8, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST
Albemarle Hall