NYU Florence Students Host Teach-In on Race, Racism and Xenophobia

_28A3034How does racism and discrimination operate in different geographical contexts, reflecting local tensions and prejudices and intersecting with issues of nationality, class, gender, religion, marginality, citizenship, and globalization? How does location affect the way in which we think about the social constructions of race and race relations? What role do historical experiences of slavery, discrimination and colonialism play? How does the current migration crisis in Europe and mounting Islamophobia help us better understand the similarities and differences between the U.S. and Europe?

NYU Florence students and visiting artists, activists and scholars, discussed the above issues at NYU FlorenceĀ“s first All Campus Teach-In on Race, Racism and Xenophobia in a Global Context on March 24, 2016.

Student presenters and performers included: Aditi Ramesh, Alexis Williams, Amanda Gelbart, Ashleigh Taylor, Eilish Anderson, Felipe Gomes, Gavin Ward, Helen You, Hoiyan Leung, Iris Wang, Ismail Ibrahim, Melissa Carroll, Michelle Deme, Natalie Gomez, Nicole Johnson, Parker Hollingsworth, Sarah Singh, Sariah Bunker, Sidney Maynard, Siena Bjornerud, Stone MacBeth, Suleyman Azhari.

Student committee: Eilish Anderson, Michelle Deme, Natalie Gomez, Nicole Johnson, Hoiyan Leung, Aditi Ramesh, Ashleigh Taylor, Iris Wang, Alexis Williams, Helen You

NYU Florence students Elizabeth Grap and Sarah Singh designed the logo for the conference pin.