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Monday, July 10, 2017

#7 – Biracial Families Resisting Racial Microaggressions: Stories and Experiences of One Family
Oberlin College, Ohio, July 9 - 15, 2017

Patricia Trudeau, MSW, MEd, UU Ministerial Candidate. Intern Minister, First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, ON patrudeau@Hotmail.com
Wilburn Hayden, MSW, PhD, York University School of Social Work Professor. whayden@yorku.ca

Multiracial families are increasing in our society. The Pew Research Center has found that one in seven new marriages in the U.S. involve spouses from different racial groups. Some of the best guides—and those closest at hand—on the journey toward a multiracial society may be members of our congregations who are living in biracial marriages or relationships. This workshop will share stories of microaggressions and resistance as challenges that affront biracial families in negotiating daily life in a white hegemonic society.

Patricia Trudeau (white Canadian) and Wilburn Hayden (black Canadian-American) have been married for nearly 25 years and raised their biracial son in both countries. They have been members of Neighbourhood UU Congregation in Toronto since 2007 following nine years at First Church Pittsburgh. Patricia is completing a Masters of Divinity Degree at the University of Toronto, Emmanuel College, a candidate for Unitarian ministry and Intern Minister, First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, ON. Wilburn is a leading expert on Black Appalachians and Professor at York University, School of Social Work.

Day 1: Introduction; Demographics and Trends; Stories; Defenses to Racial Microaggressions; Transracial Adoption; Definitions; Microaggressions Categories; and Discussion.
Day 2: Images in the Media: Ads, Television & Films - Exerts from “Loving” and Discussion.
Day 3: Biracial Microaggressions; Examples of Microaggressions toward Multiracial Persons and Families; Group Exercise; and Questions.
Day 4: Growing Up Biracial - Donovan Hayden; Group Exercise and Discussion.
Day 5: Group Presentations, Addressing Microaggressions in UU Congregations and Final Discussion.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Interracial Families Resisting Racial Micro-aggressions

Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly
New Orleans, Louisiana • June 21 – 25, 2017

ID#: 106 PROGRAM TITLE: Interracial Families Resisting Racial Micro-aggressions
SCHEDULED DATE & TIME: Friday 6/23/2017, 1:30:00 PM - 2:45:00 PM
 FACILITY AND ROOM: New Orleans Convention Center -- 220
 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Workshop presenters (Wilburn, Social Work Professor, & Patricia, Candidate for UU Ministry) will share stories of micro-aggressions and resistance as challenges that affront interracial families in negotiating daily life in a white hegemonic society. Methods of interpersonal communication will be offered to address racial slights and insults that perpetuate exclusion.     


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

PBS, American Epic

New PBS special, with the help of Tom U, of Pittsburgh. More: For your listening enjoyment:

Saturday, April 8, 2017

WV NASW 2017 Spring Continuing Education Conference for Social Workers
Wednesday–Friday, April 26, 27 & 28, 2017, Charleston (WV) Civic Center
Program Brochure:

Hayden Sessions
Session Title:  Black Appalachians: Identity, Locations and Barriers
Session #:  G 4    Date & Time: 9:00-10:00am, Fri., April 28, 2017

Session Title:  Racism and Racial Microaggressions in Appalachia

Session #:  C 5    Date & Time: 9:00am-12:00pm, Thurs., April 27, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

ASC Sessions on Race and Black Content

40th Annual ASA Conference

EXTREME Appalachia! March 9-12, 2017 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Session 3.18
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.png Higher Education | Race and Ethnicity Race, Desegregation, and Education Convener: Peter Wallenstein
§ ‘‘Race, Desegregation, and Education between Goal Posts of Hope: The Role of an Integrated Football Team in Amicable School Desegregation in a West Virginia Coal Town,’’ Michael N. Kline, Talking Across the Lines, LLC
§ ‘‘Contested Communities in Appalachia: Race, Region, Power, and the Making of the Whitest HBCU,’’ Dana Stoker Cochran, Radford University
§ Double Discontinuity in East Tennessee: Black Enrollment at Maryville College, 1860s---1960s, Peter Wallenstein,
Virginia Tech

Session 3.21
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.png History | Race and Ethnicity

Affrilachian Asheville: Exploring 130 years of the African American experience in Asheville, NC

Convener: Gene Hyde
§ ‘‘Philanthropic Experimentation: George Vanderbilt, the YMI, and Racial Uplift Ideology in Asheville, North Carolina, 1892-1906,’’ Darin Waters, University of North Carolina at Asheville
§ ‘‘The Urban Folk Photography of Isaiah Rice,’’ Gene Hyde, University of North Carolina Asheville
§ ‘‘‘Get off Your Do Nothing’: Becoming Public in an Affrilachian Elder Gathering Space,’’ Kenneth Betsalel and
Heidi Kelley, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Respondent: Fred J. Hay, Appalachian State University

Session 4.17
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.png Land and Landscape | History | Race and Ethnicity Race and Historical Practices in Appalachia Convener: Andrew Lee Feight
§ ‘‘Black Knoxville: At the Intersection of Race and Region,’’ Enkeshi Thom, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
§ ‘‘The Burning of CCC Camp Adams: Segregation & Sabotage in Ohio's Shawnee State Forest,’’ Andrew Lee Feight,
Shawnee State University
§ ‘‘Appalachian Activist: The Civil Rights Movement in Asheville, North Carolina,’’ Patrick S. Parker, Appalachian State University

Session 4.20
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.png Music and Dance

Musical & Dance Cultural Diversity in Extreme Appalachia

Convener: Cece Conway
§ ‘‘Diverse Musical Voices in Extreme Appalachia,’’ Cece Conway, Appalachian State University
§ ‘‘Flatfooting Meets the Charleston in the Southwest Virginia Coalfields,’’ Susan Spalding, Berea College
§ ‘‘Sexy, Saucy, Bachata: Dominican Two-step in Appalachia?’’ Shawn Terrell, Appalachian State University
§ ‘‘Recovering Marginalized Voices from Earl White and Arthur Grimes: Contemporary Black Musicians and Dancers in the Old Time Music Community,’’ Shohei Tsutsumi, Appalachian State University

Session 6.4
Critical Interventions
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.png Organizing | Race and Ethnicity

Class Identity, White Racial Identity, and Social Justice

Convener: Matthew S. Richards, Appalachian State University
§ ‘‘Class Identity, Experiences, and Intersections among Young College-educated People in West Virginia,’’ Anna R. Terman, Ohio University
§ ‘‘Cultural Crisis, White Privilege, and Class in Appalachia: An Analysis of Selected Memoirs,’’ Marie Tedesco, East Tennessee State University
§ ‘‘Where Are the Hillbilly Nationalists in the Black Lives Matter Movement?’’ Kimberly Williams, Virginia Tech
§ Respondent: Matthew S. Richards, Appalachian State University

Session 6.9
Sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/23982-200.pngMaterial Culture | History

19th Century African American Quilters in Appalachia

Convener: Kathleen Curtis Wilson, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
§  Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation, Alexander Black House, 204 Draper Rd, downtown Blacksburg
§  A shuttle will depart at 12:40pm from the College Avenue entrance to Squires Student Center. The Black House is a 5- minute walk (two blocks) up Draper Rd.

Session 6.16
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.pngHistory | Race and Ethnicity | Gender

Extreme Early Appalachia

Convener: Sarah E. McCartney
§ ‘‘The Yuchi Indians of Appalachia,’’ Jim Glanville, Independent Scholar
§ ‘‘Alles 1st Ganz Anders Hier: The German Immigrant of the 18th Century Backcountry, 1730-1775,’’ Anna Kiefer, Lord Fairfax Community College
§ ‘‘‘The Original Purchase Was Blood, and Mine Shall Seal the Surrender’: Revolutionary-era Settlement and Sentiment in Botetourt County, Virginia,’’ Sarah E. McCartney, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
§ ‘‘Cherokee Gender in Southern Appalachia,’’ Jamie Myers Mize, University of North Georgia - Gainesville

Session 7.4
§  https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/32650-200.png Field Trip | Race and Ethnicity | Education | History
§  Historic Christiansburg Institute (CI) and Museum, a leading African American secondary education boarding school and the major education institution for African Americans in Southwest Virginia before it closed. Pre- registration requested at http://tinyurl.com/ASAsignups.
§  Convener: Jessie Eaves, Executive Board Member, Christiansburg Institute

Session 7.12
§  https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/32650-200.png Workshop | Organizing | Race and Ethnicity

§  Racial Justice in Appalachia: Organizing White People for Change

§  Using interactive exercises from SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), participants explore their attitudes and experiences in action for racial justice, as well as the history of white anti-racists in the country and region. The workshop considers the experience of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth in incorporating a racial justice.
§  Convener and Presenter: Meta Mendel-Reyes, Berea College

Session 7.19
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.png History | Politics and Government

History and Politics I

Convener: John R. Burch, Campbellsville University
§ ‘‘We Can Burn Coal in Compliance with Clean Air Laws: West Virginia’s War ‘for’ Clean Coal, 1977-1984,’’ William
H. Gorby, West Virginia University
§ ‘‘The View of the Coalfields from the Corporate Headquarters, 1945-60,’’ Lou Martin, Chatham University
§ ‘‘Integrating Appalachia: Competing Visions of John C. Campbell and John D. Whisman,’’ Glen Taul, Campbellsville University
§ ‘‘Matt Reese & the West Virginia Primary of 1960: The Birth of Modern Day Political Consulting,’’ Lori Thompson, Marshall University

Session 8.1, Highlighted Session Literary Reading
§   ‘‘Chasing Utopia,’’ Nikki Giovanni, Virginia Tech
§  Convener: Emily Blair, University of Louisville

Session 8.3: Field Trip
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/32650-200.png History | Race and Ethnicity

Solitude Historic Farmhouse and Slave Dwelling

Dating back more than 200 years, Solitude was first a farmhouse that was part of a constellation of New River Valley slave-run plantations. Solitude was later home to the Preston and Olin Institute, which in 1872 became the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now known as Virginia Tech). Pre-registration requested at   http://tinyurl.com/ASAsignups.

Convener: Elizabeth Fine, Emerita, Virginia Tech