University Forum Lecture - Black Lives Matter, Except When They Don’t: Why Slavery Still Matters

When

Apr. 28, 2016, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium

Description

The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series presents Black Lives Matter, Except When They Don’t: Why Slavery Still Matters, a talk by Robert J. Patterson, associate professor and director of African American Studies, Georgetown University.

This presentation discusses the relationships that the Black Lives Matter Movement has with earlier forms of political activism, protest, mobilization, and innovation. It will also examine how civil rights issues continue to shape American political life, as well as how the legacies of slavery manifest themselves in America’s cultural fabric.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs
Brandon Manning

External Sponsor

Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts – Dean’s Office and co-sponsored by Interdisciplinary Degree Programs, and the English Department, UNLV.