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RETHINKING RACE: Black, White and Beyond

Feb. 2-16, 2018

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.

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2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Slurred Realities: Pocahontas, Misrepresentations, and Political Punchlines

Dr. Heather Shotton, Associate Professor in Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, from 7 p.m.
University of Akron campus, Student Union Theater

ShottonShotton is a citizen of the Wichita & Affiliated Tribes, and is also of Kiowa and Cheyenne descent. Dr. Shotton’s research focuses on Indigenous students in higher education and Indigenous women, particularly in the areas of leadership and Indigenous women in academia.

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Racial Dialogues: Why is it so Difficult to Honestly Talk About Race?

Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University

RESCHEDULED: Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 7-9 p.m. University of Akron campus, Student Union Ballroom

sueDiscussions around race are often fraught with powerful emotions. Dr. Sue will discuss his work, developed through 10 years of research and observation of participants engaged in difficult dialogues: exposing rules that impact how we talk about race in the U.S., consequences of the failure to have honest dialogues, challenges to successful conversations, and solutions to these obstacles.

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Charlottesville: The Call for a More Civil Society

Dr. Gregory J. Vincent, President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, 6 p.m.
McDowell Law Center Commons
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President Vincent[1]As a continuation from Akron Roundtable, Dr. Vincent will bring the second installment of his message to the University Of Akron School Of Law. This unique address combines the both the community and college with a timely address the current political and social climate within Dr. Vincent’s area of scholarly expertise. This is the closing event of the 2018 Rethinking Race Series.

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