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6:00 pm

The Foundations of Racism: Defining the Roots of Bigotry and Discrimination Against Black People in America

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about the history of structural racism in America. This training presents a unique opportunity  to strengthen racial equity practices personally, professionally, and culturally. During this training, participants will: Examine key concepts of racial equity and structural racism Learn to have constructive conversations about race within their networks Develop tools and practices for counteracting racial bias Apply strategies to advance racial equity To register click here.

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7:00 pm

Virtual Lecture – Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes America’s History

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

America has Hamilton-mania! With Disney+ now streaming the show, everyone’s talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical. Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have even rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories that Hamilton: The Musical puts center stage. In this talk, which is aimed at people who know the soundtrack or who’ve seen the show, University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell explores this musical phenomenon to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage of history and show-business. We’ll learn what this amazing musical gets right and gets wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American...

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