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"Understanding and Exploring the Historical Construction of Race in the U.S." 

Presented by:

Durene Wheeler, Ph.D., Professor at Northeastern Illinois University,

Department of Educational Inquiry & Curriculum Studies, and

Director of the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs


Wednesday, July 8

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Free of charge and open to the community and professionals

1.5 CEUs available for professionals

Registration for this webinar is required

Zoom link and pre-event materials will be emailed to participants 48 hours prior to the event



Participants will: 

  • become familiar with important terminology, histories, and thinkers who have influenced discourses around race and ethnicity.
  • gain an understanding of the social constructions of race and difference in the U.S.
  • expand their understanding of the socio-historical and socio-political forces that structure the experiences of people of color within the United States, specifically within the context of structural, institutional, and interpersonal aspects of race and ethnicity.