Anti-Racism Conference

The Annual Kent State University Anti-Racism Conference

Advancing Anti-Racism, Strengthening Kent State

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022
Friday, Oct. 7, 2022


Kent State University Anti-Racism Conference invites its students, faculty, staff and administrators to attend panels, roundtables, workshops, and arts and performances presentations that address any of the conference goals and themes as part of its first annual conference on anti-racism.

The conference will examine, through an intersectional lens, how racism intersects with other forms of oppression based on gender and other identities such as LGBTQ+, disabilities, languages, veteran status, international/ immigrant /refugee backgrounds, socio-economic status, religion, and first-generation students, among others.  This conference is primarily virtual, with the exception of some events. 

Key Themes: Anti-racism, particularly in connection to (but not limited to):

  • The workplace 
  • The classroom 
  • Communication 
  • Intersectionality
  • Systemic forms of oppression
  • Strategies for action: dismantling oppression 
  • Strategizing for change
  • Creating a space for mutual dialogue 
  • Active listening strategies
  • Leadership 
  • Understanding and transforming power structures 
  • State violence and democratic decay
  • Peace and healing 
  • Empowering members of the KSU community
  • Public policy and marginalized people
  • The arts and humanities
  • (Re)learning history(ies)
  • Students as activists
  • Educators as activists
  • Gender and sexuality
  • STEM