2020 CDOR Events Schedule

2020 CDOR SCHEDULE OF VIRTUAL EVENTS: 10/26 (Mon) - 10/30 (Fri) and 11/7 (Sat) - 11/8 (Sun)

Special Events:


Oct. 26 (Mon) 2pm  Lawrence Ross

Lawrence Ross has written a total of seven books on the African American experience, including Blackballed: The Black & White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses . Blackballed explores the present and historical issues of racism on hundreds of American college campuses, and how that ties into today’s #BlackLivesMatter campaign.  

Oct. 27 (Tue) 5pm  Dr. Bettina Love

Dr. Bettina Love is an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia. She is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers in the areas of how anti-blackness operates in schools, Hip Hop education, and urban education. Her work is also concerned with how teachers and schools working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in intersectional social justice for the goal of equitable classrooms.  

Nov. 7 (Sat) 11am Claudia Rankine "JUST US" Book Talk

Nov. 7 (Sat) 2pm  Claudia Rankine CDOR Keynote  

Claudia Rankine is the author of award-winning book Citizen: An American Lyric. In 2016, Rankine was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and named a United States Artists Zell fellow in literature. In 2017, she founded the Racial Imaginary Institute, a "a moving collaboration with other collectives, spaces, artists, and organizations towards art exhibitions, readings, dialogues, lectures, performances, and screenings that engage the subject of race." She is currently a Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University.


Nov. 8 (Sun) 2nd Annual First Generation College Celebration, TBA


Workshop schedule will be available in early October after the proposals are submitted.