City As Text: 2017 Civil Rights Faculty Institute
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City As Text: 2017 Civil Rights Faculty Institute

3/15/2017 to 3/18/2017
When: 3/15/2017
Where: Birmingham & Montgomery
United States

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Cost: $750

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Register now to join your honors colleagues for a Spring Break City as TextTM exploration of The Civil Rights Movement. 

 During this Faculty Institute, participants will aim to liberate familiar representations of The Civil Rights Movement from monuments, memorials, television footage, movies and photos by bringing these iconic images into the present and future, reimagining them through the cultural and camera lenses of 2017. Participants will reconsider the design and construction of historical icons: where they are located socially and geographically; what they reveal about the people who conceived and funded them; what they are asking us to feel, think, and do; whether they elicit nostalgia, anger, unity, activism.

 Facilitators from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Donna Andrews, Michele Forman, and Ada Long will join with Clarence Christian from Southwest Tennessee Community College to guide participants through the process of learning how to incorporating interdisciplinary and field-based elements into their courses and programs through reflective practices and projects.