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February 10: The Invisible Weight of Whiteness: Racial Grammar of America. Eduardo
Bonilla-Silva, Professor of Sociology at Duke University will speak about the current nature of racial discourse in the United States. Thursday, Feburary 10. Join us in the 1390 Oxford Road, Presentation Room, Level 2, 4-6pm. This event is open to the public. Free parking is available at the nearby Peavine Parking Deck. The Emory Bookstore will be selling copies of Professor Bonilla-Silva's books, "Racism without Racists" and "White Logic, White Method" following his lecture.

 

Feburary 3-6: Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies. The Impact of the African slave trade and the enslavement of people of African decent in institutions of higher education in the Atlantic World has been largely unexamined until recently. With an increasing sense of urgency, scholars, students, staff and community partners have begun to explore these complex histories both within and outside the walls of academe. Such efforts have sought to reconcile a more accurate understanding of the past with current goals for institutional and community diversity and equity. This conference - the first of its kind - brings together scholars. community partners, staff, administrators, and students for the purpose of sharing research, teaching and learning across the hierarchies of academic life and beyond. The conference starts on February 3 and goes until February 6. The conference will be held at the Emory University Conference Hotel. For more information on the conference, click here. For more information on the President of Brown University's, Ruth Simmon, keynote address for the conference on Thursday, Feb 3, at 7:30pm in Glenn Auditorium, see flyer.

 

February 3: African Americans Through Military and Diplomatic Lens, a faculty panel discussion, Emory Law School, Room 1D, Thursday, 4:15-5:30pm. Participating panelists include Professor Christopher Parker (Political Science, University of Washington), Professor Dan Reiter (Political Science, Emory), and Professor Carol Anderson (African American Studies, Emory). Panel will be moderated by Professor Dorothy Brown (School of Law, Emory). This event is free and open to the public.

 

November 3: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, lecture by Professor Michelle Alexander, Center for Ethics (1531 Dickey Drive), Room 102, 7-9pm. Open to the Public. Free parking at the nearby Peavine Parking Deck. The Emory Bookstore will be selling copies of Professor Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow.

 

November 3: Seminar Discussion with Michelle Alexander, Professor of Law at Ohio State University. Professor Alexander will hold a seminar on race and mass incarceration on Wednesday, November 3 from 3-5pm. Candler School of Theology Room 517 (the Dean’s Suite). Seminar participants will read and discuss a selection from her new book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  (New Press, 2009). Seating is limited; RSVP’s are required. Please RSVP to betsey.patterson@emory.edu to reserve your seat for this event. A digital copy of the reading will be sent to you along with your seating confirmation.

 

October 28: Emory Meets Emory Series: President Obama and the Midterm Elections Forum, Faculty roundtable discussion, Tull Auditorium (3rd floor of Law School), 4-6pm. Participating professors include: Professor Alan Abramowitz (political science), Professor Dorothy Brown (law), Professor Andra Gillespie (political science), Professor Hank Klibanoff (journalism), Professor Dan Reiter (political science), Professor Michael Rich (political science and environmental studies), Professor Richard Saltman (public health), and Professor Thomas Smith (business). This event is free and open to the Emory community.

 

September 30: Are We There Yet? Obama, ‘Postracialism’ and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, lecture by Professor Barbara Ransby, Tull Auditorium, Gambrell Hall (3rd floor of Law School), 4-6pm. (co-sponsored by Dept of African American Studies, Dept of Women Studies, and Institute for the Liberal Arts). This event is free and open to the Emory community.

 

September 16: A Socio-Psychobiological Approach to Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Health, lecture by Professor David Chae, Grace Crum Rollins Building, 8th floor, 12-1pm. (co-sponsored by Rollins School of Public Health). This event is free and open to the Emory community.