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University Forum: Does "Post-Race" Mean "After Race"?

When

Mar. 31, 2014, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium

Description

Please join the College of Liberal Arts for the University Forum Lecture "Does “Post-Race” Mean “After Race”? Transcending Blackness in the 21st Century United States," a talk by Ralina L. Joseph, associate professor, the departments of communication and African-American studies, University of Washington.

The term “post-race” has been bandied about in popular culture since the candidacy of President Obama in 2007. But what does this term really mean? Dr. Joseph examines popular U.S. conversations on “post-race”, particularly as it has to do with representations of African Americans in popular culture. Her examination of “post-race” will open up discussions as to how “race” continues to change in the 21st century United States.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact information

Name: Phyllis Thompson
Office: College of Liberal Arts
Phone: 702-895-3401
E-mail: liberalarts@unlv.edu

Event Sponsor

College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office and co-sponsored by UNLV’s Interdisciplinary Degree Program, Department of Political Science, Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity, Center for Health Disparities Research, Council for African American Professionals, and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority