Inspired by the reading group created by UPenn Classics graduate students, SPEAC (Students Promoting Equity in Archaeology & Classics) has partnered up with faculty from the departments of Archaeology and Classics to start our own BiCo anti-racist reading group.
Our first meeting will be held on Thursday February 11th at 2pm via Zoom, and we will be discussing the article “Decolonization is not a metaphor” by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang. As a heads up: it is challenging. Don’t be put off by that, because it’s well worth the time and energy. We recommend reading it in chunks over a few days if you need to. We purposely scheduled this before the semester and during the undergrad quarantine period so that we can jump into the reading group before assignments start piling up.We will meet a couple times every semester to discuss a pre-circulated article. Each meeting will be run by students from SPEAC and will consist of both large-group discussions and smaller breakout rooms. This will be a chance for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members to all learn together and improve our community. While we encourage you to do so, you are not required to read the article in advance, so please don’t let that deter you from participating in the conversation!
Please register for the Zoom meeting here. This event is open to all BiCo students and faculty in Classics, Archaeology, and related fields. Please feel free to invite anyone you think may be interested. And as always, if you have any questions or comments, or if you wish to get involved with SPEAC or suggest a future reading, don’t hesitate to get in touch.