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Facing Change: Race as a Social Construct

December 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Organizer: Barnes Foundation

Where: Virtual


“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” —James Baldwin

Join us for Facing Change, our new online speaker series. Every other month, the Barnes is bringing together artists, scholars, and community activists virtually for a multicultural and intergenerational conversation about race in America.

Today’s conversation focuses on race as a social construct—the understanding that racial categories are manmade, not supported by biological science. The panel features film and media scholar Rob Buscher, writer and arts administrator Kalela Williams, and performing artist Ani Gavino, with producer Loraine Ballard Morrill as moderator. During the program, you’ll be encouraged to use the chat function to submit your own questions.

Ahead of the program, we encourage you to read Buscher’s writing on race in America in Pacific Citizen.


Registrants will be emailed a link to the program.


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