Chertok Lecture Series to Examine Racism in the Classroom and Beyond

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Eastern Washington University’s annual Chertok Lecture Series, headlined by Kathleen Belew, a professor at the University of Chicago, will take place virtually this year April 19-22.

The four part series will include a distinguished lecture from Belew on Monday, April 19; a panel of professors who will discuss challenging racism in the classroom on Tuesday, April 20; a panel of activists who will discuss overcoming racism in the community on Wednesday, April 21; and a discussion on Belew’s book, Bringing the War Home, on Thursday, April 22. The panels will begin each day at 1 p.m. and will be facilitated via Zoom.

Keynote Address – A Reckoning: White Power After the Capitol Insurrection

Date: Monday, April 19
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Attendee Link: https://ewu.zoom.us/j/95217213684

Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Belew

Teaching a More Inclusive Narrative

Date: Tuesday, April 20
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Attendee Link: https://ewu.zoom.us/j/91984508542

Moderator: Ann Le Bar, Eastern Washington University


Katie Clemons, Instructor, Sociology
Spokane Falls Community College

Alex Mikinaak, Instructor, American Indian Studies
Eastern Washington University

Okera Nsombi, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies
Eastern Washington University

Judy Rohrer, Assistant Professor, Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies
Eastern Washington University

Angela Schwendiman, Senior Lecturer, Africana Studies
Director of the Faculty Commons
Eastern Washington University

Activists on the Problem of White Supremacy

Date: Wednesday, April 21
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Attendee Link: https://ewu.zoom.us/j/92960769483

Moderator: Joan Braune, Gonzaga University


Tamar Malino, Rabbi, Temple Beth Shalom

Liz Moore, Director, Peace and Justice Action League

Anwar Peace, Human Rights Commissioner

Ping Ping, Instructor, Sociology
Spokane Falls Community College

Tony Stewart, Task Force on Human Rights
Kootenai County

Book Talk with Dr. Kathleen Belew

Date: Thursday, April 22
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Attendee Link: https://ewu.zoom.us/j/96294878373

The Chertok Lecture Series is sponsored by the College of Social Sciences, Gender, Women’s & Sexual Studies, and the Jeffers Chertok Memorial Endowed Professorship.

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