R2R Town Hall: What is White Supremacy? Perspectives on Education, Nation-State, and the Public Good

October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm


Kaufmann Lecture Hall

1825 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Moderated by Gerald Dickinson, J.D.

Panelists include: T. Elon Dancy II, Ph.D., Dana Thompson Dorsey, Ph.D., J.D., Waverly Duck, Ph.D., Jasiri X, and Tereneh Idia.


The purpose of this town hall is to question and discuss the entrenchment of white supremacy in the U.S. and its sinister work to destabilize efforts to build a civil democracy. A portion of the town hall will focus on methods of resistance and creativity despite the obstacles produced by white supremacy and its proxies: patriarchy/sexism, homophobia, transphobia, colorism, ableism and other systems of oppression. We endeavor to learn from the insurgent histories of minoritized communities who have survived, resisted, and fought in many ways. In the words of Solomon and Rankin, "whether we're singing, sitting, marching, researching, prosecuting, creating, laughing, studying, organizing, dreaming, building wealth or drawing on spirit, we battle life-threatening forces as a matter of course. Why should this moment be any different?"