2021 Conference

Save the date for the ALAHEDO 2021 Virtual Conference! 

Hosted by the University of Alabama 

Power, Privilege, Equity and Voice: Critical Lessons from 2020

Tuesday, February 9th – Thursday, February 11th

Session I: Leading in Times of Crisis

2/9/2021 12:00 PM CST – 1:30 PM CST

Presenters: Dr. Kevin McDonald, vice president for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Partnerships at the University of Virginia, and Dr. Sharon L. Fries-Britt, Professor of Higher Education, University of Maryland, College Park

Session II: Hard White: The Mainstreaming of Racism in American Politics

2/10/2021 12:00 PM CST – 1:30 PM CST

Presenter: Dr. Richard Fording, the Marilyn Williams Elmore and John Durr Elmore endowed professor of political science at The University of Alabama

Session Description:  One of the most troubling developments in U.S. politics over the last decade has been the increasing visibility and influence of the white nationalist movement in American politics. This phenomenon, which we refer to as “the mainstreaming of white nationalism” in our new book, has accelerated in recent years due to the active encouragement of Donald Trump. In this presentation, Dr. Richard C. Fording, author of, Hard White: The Mainstreaming of Racism in American Politics, will provide an overview of the extreme/fringe right in the U.S., its implications for U.S. politics and society more generally, and what to expect from this movement over the next few years.

Session III: Self Preservation: An Act of Political Warfare

2/11/2021 12:00 PM CST – 1:30 PM CST

Presenter: Dr. Martha Crowther, associate dean for Research and Health Policy in the College of Community Health Sciences at The University of Alabama and an investigator in the Institute for Rural Health Research and a scientist in the UAB Integrative Center for Aging Research.

Session Description: This interactive session has three objectives:

  1. Conceptualize self-care as a form of protest.
  2. Conceptualize self-care as an essential component of daily life not a luxury.
  3. Conceptualize self-care as involving both mental and physical health.