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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)—the second-largest university in Houston—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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.