Rethinking Race 2018

Rethinking Race 2018 will be held Feb. 2 - 16 at The University of Akron. It is a forum in which race and race-related issues can be discussed, examined, and hopefully, better understood through films, performances, Face-2-Face Conversations, and keynote speakers. Rethinking Race hopes to engage the public with important topics such as diversity in the workplace and awareness of issues and culture.

Keynote Speakers: 

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, from 7 p.m.
Topic: Slurred Realities: Pocahontas, Misrepresentations, and Political Punchlines
Speaker: Dr. Heather Shotton, Associate Professor in Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma
Location: University of Akron campus, Student Union Theater

Date: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, from 7-9 p.m.
Topic: Racial Dialogues: Why is it so Difficult to Honestly Talk About Race?
Speaker: Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University
Location: University of Akron campus, Student Union Ballroom

Date: Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, 6 p.m.
Topic: Charlottesville: The Call for a More Civil Society
Speaker: Dr. Gregory J. Vincent, President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Location: McDowell Law Center Commons

See additional details and registration information on The University of Akron's website.

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