Race Conference - April 13 2017
Race in 21st Century America: The 10th National Conference
The tenth biennial Race in 21st Century America conference is FREE to attend and it brings to campus leading scholars, community activists, public officials and residents, representing racial, ethnic, gender and ideological diversity, to participate in an important conversation with the MSU community about the problem of race in America. Though the conference will cover a number of areas, our theme this year is Race, Gender and Sexuality. The race conference, as we call it, is fundamentally designed to examine systems of power and privilege in the United States, especially the ways in which they impact communities of color. We also identify specific goals and strategies that promote democratic, yet radically transformative, social, economic and political structures…Our project is not simply about identifying and examining problems, but especially proposing actionable recommendations for addressing twenty-first century challenges.
8:30-9:30am Rafael Moure-Eraso Emeritus Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell Topic: “Occupational Health of Latino Workers: Is There Still a Need for Identity Politics?” Kellogg Auditorium 9:30-10:30am Robert D. Bullard Texas Southern University Topic: “The Wrong Complexion for Protection: Why Race and Place Still Matter in the Twenty-First Century” Kellogg Auditorium 1:15-2:15pm Urvashi Vaid Managing Director of the Vaid Group LCC Topic: “Pawns in Their Game: Race, Gender & Sexuality in American Politics Today” Kellogg Auditorium 4:00-5:30pm Patricia Hill Collins University of Maryland, College Park Topic: “Taking a Stand: Anti-Racism, Intersectionality and Coalition Politics” Kellogg Auditorium