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.
Join the conversation with 35+ events on campus and in the community.See the calendar
Dr. Derald Wing Sue announced as a keynote speaker
Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, from 7-9 p.m.
University of Akron campus, Student Union Ballroom
Discussions 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.
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 - see on map
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.
Submit a Face-2-Face proposal
Deadline to submit: Jan. 19.
Face-2-Face (F2F) conversations are discussions dealing with race and racial conflict. Because race is a sensitive and controversial topic, F2F conversations provide a forum for interesting, illuminating and real conversation—student to student—without reinforcing tired stereotypes, amplifying hostility, or spreading more misinformation about the very real and complex racial conflicts playing out in America today. Learn more