Engaging the World
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

» Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race

Wilkinson College is committed to leading the conversation in our community on issues of humanity, unity and justice. As such, the college will undertake, semester-long examinations of key societal issues, beginning in fall 2020 with The Significance of Race. These interdisciplinary, campus-wide conversations will promote thoughtful dialogue; mindful reflection; social tolerance; awareness and respect; peace and kindness.

These series will demonstrate the vital importance of the arts, humanities and social sciences to building a better, more harmonious society, and will also necessitate productive collaboration between Wilkinson College and disciplines housed in other Chapman colleges, including science, engineering, film, communications, education and business. These topics build on the existing expertise of the faculty, integrating their research into community engagement, through public programming on campus. By inviting students to actively participate in multidisciplinary examinations of crucial issues, we believe they will be better prepared to engage in the world as informed and caring global citizens.

Film Viewing, October 20, 2020, 6 p.m.

Olympic Pride Flyer


Film: Olympic Pride, American Prejudice  

Guest speaker: Director Deborah Riley Draper

Co-sponsor: Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education

Streaming link: https://www.chapman.edu/research/institutes-and-centers/holocaust-education/virtual-events.aspx


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Upcoming Events: Engaging the World Virtual Film Series, September 2020 Events

Wilkinson's Engaging the World Virtual Film Series:
Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race

Fall 2020 Film, Virtual Art and Lecture Series Events

Art Exhibit: August 31, 2020 – May 31, 2021
Begin/Again: Marking Black Memories
Featuring the work of Mark Bradford, Rotimi FaniKayode, Ivan Forde, Maya Freelon and Manuel Mendive, this exhibition explores how memories (both personal and historical) are reshaped and reimagined by contemporary Black artists in the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art.
Link: https://scalar.chapman.edu/scalar/beginagain/index

October 2020 Events

Film Series: October 20, 2020, 6 p.m. (NOTE: Film Viewing ONLY AT THIS DATE AND TIME)
Film: Olympic Pride, American Prejudice  Screening (Oct. 20) and discussion (Oct. 23)
Guest speaker: Director Deborah Riley Draper
Co-sponsor: Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education
Streaming link: https://www.chapman.edu/research/institutes-and-centers/holocaust-education/virtual-events.aspx

Book Talk: October 21, 2020, 1 p.m.
Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era
Guest speaker: Discussion with author Alison R. Jefferson
Co-sponsor: First Year Focus, FFC: Business of Surfing
Zoom link:

Lecture Series, October 22, 4 p.m.
Significance of Race Today in America
Guest speaker: Discussion with Reverend Dr. William Barber, American Protestant minister and political activist.
Co-sponsor: Fish Interfaith Center
Zoom Link: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/97354836174

Film Series Discussion: October 23, 2020, 1 p.m.
Film: Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
Guest speaker: Director, Deborah Riley Draper
Film Screening on October 20 ONLY
Streaming link:
Zoom link: https://chapman.zoom.us/s/92367776605

Lecture Series: October 28, 2020, 12 p.m.
The Value of Whiteness: Property, Housing, Identity
Guest speaker: Discussion with Dr. Cheryl Harris, Dept. of Africana American Studies and UCLA School of Law, UCLA
Co-sponsor: Fowler School of Law Chapman Dialogue Series 
Register here: https://events.chapman.edu/81519

Lecture Series: October 29, 2020, 4 p.m.
Black Activism & The Pursuit of Justice
Panelists: Dr. Kimberly White-Smith, Professor of Education and Dean at the University of La Verne's LaFetra College of Education. Dr. Quaylan Allen, Professor in Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman, Tylik M. McMillan a recent graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Justin Frazier, a current activist, veteran, and co-founder of Clarity O.C. and Arianna Ngnomire, a queer Black woman who graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Screen Acting in 2019. 

ETW: Fall 2020 Film Series Flyer

2020 Film Series Flyer

ETW: Fall 2020 Virtual Art & Lecture Series Flyer

ETW: Fall 2020 virtual art and lecture Series Flyer
To learn more about this program, contact Associate Professor of Sociology, Associate Dean of Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa.