In “Black Lives Matter and Social Movements,” a virtual teach-in hosted by the Virginia Tech Department of History on July 2 at noon, a panel of specialists will discuss the historical and social contexts of Black Lives Matter and other movements in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
This free webinar will explore the interdisciplinary ways that creative writing, literature, linguistics, and rhetoric and writing interpret and engage with the historic and contemporary issues of “Black matters.”
Voices of Virginia is a freely available collection of first-person stories of Virginians who witnessed and changed U.S. history, as told by Virginians and recorded over the past 70 years. The project was funded by the University Libraries’ Open Education Faculty Initiative Grant program and recently released in VTechWorks.
Faculty members and students will research connections between the Juneteenth holiday and contemporary struggles against institutional racism, the exposure of structural inequality, and support for vulnerable populations.