Reflections from Visiting the Brown V Board of Education Museum in Topeka
KSUnite DEIB Conference Day 1 - November 14, 2022 - Breakout Sessions Period 2 (3:30pm-4:20pm)
*VIRTUAL PRESENTATION - Room 207 & via Zoom (Join Zoom Session)
As a Fulbright Scholar from Uganda, I travelled to the United States to acquire expert knowledge and learn about different cultures. While in Kansas on the English Language Program we planned a visit to different historic sites. Standing at the center of the Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site, Topeka on Saturday, July 30, 2022 evoked a lot of thoughts about race in a way I had never conceptualized them. This case rendered ''racially segregated schools'' unequal and unconstitutional. This presentation will narrate my experience at the museum and my view of the, "American Promise and Dream" as an outsider. The target audience are an international audience willing to listen to the views of a Ugandan on American values.
DEIB Challenge Level: Intermediate
Joel Basoga is is a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor. He is an almunus of Kansas State University where he completed the English Language Program and Fulbright Pre-Academic Program in 2022. Joel is a graduate of Jesus College, University of Oxford and Uganda Christian University. He is a co-founder of the Tech Privacy Legal Lab a non-profit organization focused on ensuring the accountable use of technology in East Africa. Joel is passionate about sharing his experiences and knowledge with young professionals. He is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda.
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