On September 23, 2016, Dr. Tina Harris represented the Communication Departmant at the Charleston Syllabus Symposium, held at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia. Inspired by the #CharlestonSyllabus hashtag campaign born in the wake of the June 17 massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the symposium brought together UGA students and faculty to discuss the current state of race relations, racial violence and civil rights activism in the U.S. Featured speakers included historians Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams and Keisha N. Blain.
Dr. Harris served as moderator for one of the Symposium panels. Because of Dr. Harris’ extensive work on pedagogy, she was invited to take an active role in collaborating with others to identify ways to translate classroom instruction to social justice given the current racial climate in the US.