Rethinking Racism: Why How We Think and Talk about Race Matters
Erin N. Winkler is associate professor and chair of the Department of Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also serves on the Advisory boards of Childhood and Adolescent Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino/a Studies. In addition, she is affiliated with the departments of Urban Studies and Women’s Studies. Winkler earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies at the University of California-Berkeley and was a postdoctoral fellow in African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is author of the book Learning Race, Learning Place: Shaping Racial Identities and Ideas in African American Childhoods.
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Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Fabu, as she is professionally known, is a poet, columnist, storyteller, and educator who writes to encourage, inspire and remind. The Madison Poet Laureate (2008-2012), she continues to share experiences living in the South, the Midwest and in Africa. A scholar of African American Literature, Fabu published three books of poetry, Poems, Dreams and Roses, In Our Own Tongues and Journey to Wisconsin: African American Life in Haiku. Journey to Wisconsin…won an Outstanding Achievement in Poetry award by the Wisconsin Library Association. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee in poetry and her words have appeared in numerous literary journals. In addition, Fabu recently received an Outstanding Women of Color award from UW-Madison.
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