PACE sponsors the weekly lecture series “Race and Identity in the United States” 7-8:30 p.m. most Mondays from August 29-December 5 in Fulton Hall 111.
Faculty members from a variety of disciplines, along with guests speakers, explore the relevant, complex and, at times, volatile topics of race and identity. Areas of focus include the intersection of race and class, race and the media, environmental racism, mass incarceration, privilege and oppression, “mixed raceness,” cultural appropriation, changing language and terms about race, politics and being an ally.
Each lecture will stand on its own; however, the series is available as a one-credit pass/fail course for students and community members who plan to attend each presentation and participate in written assignments. Those wishing to enroll in the course should sign up for IDIS 280.
8/29: “Introduction to the Course: Having Tough Conversations”
9/5: No Class (Labor Day)
9/12: “The Numbers: Demographics and Disproportionate Representation”
9/19: Discussion Groups
9/26: “Race-talk, Race-thinking, and Power: a Philosophical Introduction” Dr. Cristina Camarano
10/3: “Screening Civil Rights: From Birmingham and Selma to Ferguson” Dr. Aniko Bodroghkozy, University of Virginia
10/10: "Mixed Race Legacies from Jamestown to President Obama" Dr. Aston Gonzalez
10/17: Discussion Groups
10/24: “Spinning the Election” Dr. Sarah Surak & Dr. Toran Hansen
10/31: “Moving Beyond the Click-bait: Understanding Spectacles of Race in Visual Culture” Dr. Victoria Pass
11/7: “Building a Multi-Racial Poor People’s Movement” Cheri Honkala, National Coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
11/14: “Mass Incarceration: Causes and Solutions” Dr. Jennifer Jewell
11/21: Discussion Groups
11/28: “Justice for Peace” Dr. James King
12/5: “Coping with Racism: How to be an Ally” Dr. Yuki Okubo
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Materials for 10/10 (week 7): "Mixed Race Legacies from Jamestown to President Obama" Dr. Aston Gonzalez, History
Materials for 10/3 (Week 6): “Screening Civil Rights: From Birmingham and Selma to Ferguson” Dr. Aniko Bodroghkozy, University of Virginia
Materials for 9/26 (Week 5): Race-talk, Race-thinking, and Power: A Philosophical Introduction
by Dr. Cristina Cammarano, PHIL