The Race, Racism, and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium, hosted by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, is a series of virtual events that brings together scholars and researchers from across campus to share their work with Carolina and the broader community.
The second in the R3 series, “Cultural Industry, Techno-capitalism, and Labor: The Mediated Exploitation of Black and Brown Bodies,” will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1–2:30 p.m.
Scholars from across UNC, including Business and Communications, will share their work addressing issues of language, representation, cultural appropriation, and decontextualization of Black and Brown labor as it appears through a variety of media.
“It was clear after the first session held in September, which had nearly 2,300 registrants, that the path we chose to pursue to highlight our researchers’ and scholars’ work examining the different intersections that race, racism and racial equity present was very important for our campus and the broader community,” said Gretchen C. Bellamy, Senior Director of Education, Operations and Initiatives in the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion.
R3 co-convener Allison De Marco, Equity Lead, Jordan Institute for Families, School of Social Work and Advanced Research Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, added, “Our goal for the R3 symposium has always been to feature the important research happening across campus to make systems of oppression visible and this continues with the second in our series. In this panel, we will feature scholarship from both our faculty and our doctoral students, whose work brings to light the way that capitalist systems perpetuate cultural appropriation, decontextualization and uncompensated labor.”