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CCRS Hosting Talk on Collective Trauma Amid Racist Violence April 27

UHD’s Center for Critical Race Studies (CCRS) is hosting the virtual talk, “Holding Space: A Conversation on Collective Trauma Amid Racist Violence” from Noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27.

The conversation will address the topics of racist violence and public discourse and discuss new methods of critical resistance and foundational resilience. The talk will also pose the question of how to respond when constantly witnessing racism and related violent acts.

In this conversation, CCRS Fellows Dr. Stacie Craft DeFreitas and Dr. Felicia Harris will draw from their fields of research and their own personal experiences to explore ways to hope, cope, and hold space for one another. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions in the chat that our interlocutors will be ready to answer.

To participate in this virtual event, you may register here.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.