Campus Dialogue on Race

November 2 – 6, 2015

Racialization & Education:
Intersections of Power, Pedagogy, & Identity.

Want to present a workshop?

Submit a 2015 CDOR Workshop Proposal

Deadline is October 2nd, 4pm

More information about this year's Campus Dialogue on Race will be coming soon.

For immediate questions, contact Kumi Watanabe-Schock at 826-5656 or at

The Campus Dialogue on Race (CDOR) is an annual event at Humboldt State University that invites students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and its intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance. Our objective is to create spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue and positive strategies for change. This year's Dialogue will run from November 2-6.

The vision of Campus Dialogue on Race is to achieve racial, social, and environmental justice. The program's mission is to promote and facilitate social and environmental change by engaging a diverse range of individuals, communities, and viewpoints to explore the impact of racism and its intersections with all forms of oppression.

Potential workshop topics might include (but are not limited to):

  • Color Blind Racism/Myth of Post-Racial Society/Modern Racism
  • Analyzing Intersectionality
  • Multi-ethnic Identity/Multiculturalism/False Multiculturalism
  • Politics of Racialization

  • #BlackLivesMatter
  • Immigration and Racialization
  • Civil Unrest/Disobedience
  • Prison Industrial Complex

  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Men & Masculinity
  • Queer People of Color

  • Equity and Identity in Education
  • Decolonizing Institutions (including the University)
  • What Does it Mean to be a Hispanic Serving Institution?
  • Questioning Andro-Centric and Euro-Centric Pedagogy

Keynote Speakers

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Wednesday, Nov. 4
6 – 8pm
Kate Buchanan Room (KBR)

Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, author of Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and The Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, is a Professor of Sociology at Duke University.


Edward Brockenbrough

Dr. Edward Brockenbrough

Thursday, Nov. 5
6 – 8pm
Kate Buchanan Room (KBR)

Dr. Edward Brockenbrough directs the Urban Teaching & Leadership Program, a Warner School initiative that prepares urban teachers with a commitment to social justice, at University of Rochester.


Event Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Time Event Location
9:30am – 11am

Workshop for Students “Racism & Methodology”

1 – 2:30pm

Workshop for Faculty “Color-Blind Racism”

6 – 8pm

KEYNOTE with Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Color-blind racism @ institutions of higher learning


Thursday, Nov. 5

Time Event Location
3pm – 4:30pm

Teaching LGBTQ Issues in K-12 Schools

6 – 8pm

KEYNOTE with Dr. Edward Brockenbrough

Black Queer Pedagogy: Theory, Practice, Research


More events coming soon!

Room Abbreviations:
GF – Goodwin Forum (Nelson Hall East 102)
NHE – Nelson Hall East
GH – Gist Hall
FH – Founders Hall
SH – Siemens Hall
KBR – Kate Buchanan Room


HSU Campus Dialogue on Race (CDOR) started in 1998, spurred by President Bill Clinton’s Initiative on Race. He recognized that America was increasingly becoming a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-religious society, making it imperative to identify common values and advance together across our differences. He challenged universities and communities across the nation to begin a very difficult dialogue about race. University campuses hosted town hall meetings, programs, speaker series, and workshops to facilitate the long road toward awareness and progress around complex issues of race.

HSU responded to the call and held its first dialogue on race in 1998 on the first floor of the J, with approximately 80 people in attendance. Over the years, HSU has been committed to creating safe spaces for this important dialogue. CDOR provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the community to participate in a week or more of workshops, keynote speakers, poster sessions, panel discussions, and dialogues exploring the impact of racism and its intersections with all forms of oppression.

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