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Anti-racism author to present during NDSU diversity conversation

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Joo Ok Kim

The Northern Plains Ethics Institute at NDSU and the YWCA Cass Clay have announced Joo Ok Kim, assistant professor of American studies at the University of Kansas, will be the Learning the Language of Diversity and Meaningful Inclusion program’s March speaker.

Kim is scheduled to participate in the conversation series on Wednesday, March 24, at noon Central Time via Zoom. Her presentation, “Attending to Racial Violence and Anti-Racism,” will be followed by moderated conversation and audience questions.

Kim’s presentation reviews some ongoing dialogues on race and racism, foregrounds historical and current anti-racist work converging across racial justice movements and offers community-based, activist and academic tools and methods as resources for dismantling racist structures.

Kim’s book, “Warring Genealogies: Race, Kinship, and the Korean War,” published by Temple University Press, examines the racial legacies of the Korean War through Chicano cultural production and U.S. archives of white supremacy.

The event is provided free of charge by the Northern Plains Ethics Institute; NDSU Office of the President; the NDSU College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the YWCA Cass Clay; Humanities ND; and the NDSU Department of Anthropology and Sociology to NDSU stakeholders and the public.

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