Rethinking Race

Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond

Friday, Jan. 31 to Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

In 1997, U.S. President William J. "Bill" 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.

IN THE NEWS

2014 Keynote Speakers


MICHELE NORRIS
Monday, Feb. 3 @ 7:30 p.m.
EJ Thomas Hall

Eavesdropping on America's Conversation on Race


DR. CAMARA PHYLLIS JONES
Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 7:30 p.m.
Quaker Station

Rethinking Race by Naming Racism


TIM WISE
Wednesday, Feb. 12 @ 7 p.m.
EJ Thomas Hall

"The Pathology of Privilege"
Learn more about Tim

Additional notable speakers include

Preacher Moss

MARK POTOK
Tuesday, Feb. 4 @ 7:30 p.m.
Student Union Theater

“The State of Hate in America”


Ernest Green

YVETTE NICOLE BROWN
Saturday, Feb. 8 @ 7 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom

Actress and alumna takes us
'From UA to LA'

Preacher Moss


DUANE CRABBS
Rescheduled for

Thursday, Feb. 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
Zook Hall 110

The Front Porch
A Third Place in Akron

Ernest Green

ERNEST GREEN
Monday, Feb. 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
EJ Thomas Hall

One of the "Little Rock Nine" to integrate Central High in Arkansas

Ernest Green

JAMES LOGAN
Saturday, Feb. 15 @ 4 p.m.
Student Union Theater

The nerve center of mass incarceration in civil society

Preacher Moss

PREACHER MOSS
Thursday, Feb. 6 @ 7:30 p.m.
EJ Thomas Stage Door

The End of Racism
Comedy & Lecture Tour