Rethinking Race

Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond

Friday, Jan. 30 to Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

In 1997, United States President William J. Clinton chose UA as the location for his first Town Hall Meeting on Race.

Each February, The University of Akron provides a forum in which race and race-related issues can be discussed, examined, and hopefully, better understood. The series offers both the University and Northeast Ohio community the opportunity to hear and share a wide variety of viewpoints.

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.

Want to include an event on the 2015 calendar?

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Interested in leading a Face-2-Face event? Complete the online event registration form.

2015 Preview

Melissa Harris-Perry

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
7:30 p.m. at EJ Thomas Hall
Sponsored by: Inclusion & Equity and Culture Quest

Melissa Harris-Perry is an American writer, professor, television host, and political commentator with a focus on African-American politics. Harris-Perry hosts the Melissa Harris-Perry weekend news and opinion television show on MSNBC.

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