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NCORE Webinar Series

Using Autoethnography to Develop Race Cognizance in White Folks on Campus

Wednesday, March 31, 2021  |  LIVE 3:00-4:30 PM Central Time* 

(* 4:00-5:30 PM Eastern / 2:00-3:30 PM Mountain / 1:00-2:30 PM Pacific). Convert other time zones to Central Time here.

$25.00  |  REGISTER


Important Details:

  • Registration will close at 4:30 PM Central Time the day before the webinar. Space is limited and may fill before this date.
  • Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link the morning of the session.
  • All registrants will receive a recording approximately one week after the webinar.
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  • Live captions and sign language provided.

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Session Description:

This session will examine (1) how White folks maintain systems of oppression and dominance that support White supremacy and exacerbate racism and inequity in higher education and; (2) how autoethnography can support well-meaning White folks (like the presenter) build greater race cognizance, start to see systemic racism at work and gain the understanding needed to take responsibility for complicity in White supremacy. The presenter will share her original research, o demonstrate how the process of autoethnographic research can start moving White folks from "color-blind, non-racist, I know I have privilege attitudes" and behaviors towards "color seeing, anti-racists who take personal responsibility for their complicity in White supremacy." 

The presenter will share how she discovered information about her own racial and ethnic ancestry that had been intentionally omitted to protect her Whiteness and class. These omissions include colonization, enslavement, genocide and rape. This session should particularly benefit White folks wanting to move past surface reflections of privilege, to understanding how generations of intentional choices often hinder our ability to see how our actions (and lack thereof) perpetuate White supremacy on campus and in the rest of the world.


Hallie Starr