Facilitated by Margy Stewart, Psy.D. and Jennifer Perlman, Psy.D.
Sponsored by the DPS Continuing Education and Diversity Committees
Claudine Rankine's highly acclaimed award winning book Citizen: An American Lyric is "a provocative meditation on race." "Claudine Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggression in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society." (Tattered Cover ad.)
Participants will furnish their own books and be expected to read the assigned sections before each meeting. The format will be discussion by participants in the style of a book group, divided over 3 meetings.
Classes will meet from 1:00 - 2:30 PM for 3 Fridays on: January 18, 25 and February 1, 2019 near Washington Park (address given upon registration).
The course is limited to 12 people.
Deadline to register is January 6th.
There will be NO refunds after January 6th; any refunds prior to January 6th will be less a $25.00 administration fee.
Certificates of Attendance will be distributed upon completion of the course. No CME credits are provided.
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