Race and Identity Dialogue: Personal Writing as Personal Reckoning
February 18, 2021 5:30 p.m. Virtual FALS Event

RID graphicThis interactive session explores the ways storytelling and personal writing can be used as tools for empathy and self-awareness. Through collaboration and first-person-plural narration, participants explore empathy and expand their imaginative limitations. Writing about the self as part of a larger group engages a writer in navigating the tension between their own ideas and those of the groups with which they identify. Collaborative works explore creative limitations and illuminate the biases that tend to creep in when we try to imagine other people’s points of view. Participants will be encouraged to engage in a few short writing exercises and given prompts for additional exploration beyond the session.



  • Prof. Laura Martin, Lecturer of English, Lander University


  • Rev. Alexis Carter Thomas, Part-time faculty member in Religion, Lander University

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Students seeking FALS credit must provide a valid Lander ID when attending this event.  
Faculty Sponsor: Alexis Carter Thomas