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2015 Event Archive

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and many other African-American males have recently rekindled a national conversation about the prevalence of racial prejudice and the use of lethal force in American policing. Several Duquesne faculty members found ourselves wanting to engage in a collective discussion of this issue in the context of our University's social justice commitment. A Day for Learning and Speaking Out will catalyze the conversations already happening privately throughout campus, bringing faculty, students, and community stakeholders together to confront the causes and potential remedies for this alarming national trend and to reflect on the ways we intersect racial prejudice and social justice through out teaching.

Schedule

10:00am - 11:00am Graduate Student Panel: Addressing (In)justice and (In)equality through Curriculum Silverman Center
11:00am - 12:00pm Racism, Policing, and the Exuberance of Power: A Duquesne Faculty Panel Discussion Silverman Center
12:00pm - 1:30pm Students Speak Out: That Awkward Moment Perron
1:30pm - 3:00pm Dr. Joy James, Keynote & Coffee BreakPolice Violence and the Talented Tenth: Fractionating Civil Rights Leadership Silverman Center
3:15pm - 6:15pm Rice on the Road Faculty Workshop: Deepening the Intersections of Race, Social Justice, and Current Events within our Teaching (Registration Required) Brittany Board Room, Des Place Hall
6:30pm - 8:30pm Civil Rights, Civil Responsibilities: The Community and the Evolving Role of the Police Silverman Center
8:40pm - 10:00pm Dear Duquesne: Students Discuss Racism and Police Violence *Power Center Ballroom*
For information about the John Edgar Wideman reading on Friday, March 27th, please click here.

Co-Sponsors

Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research
Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Sociology Department
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Simon Silverman Phenomenology
Center Center for African Studies

Organizing Committee

Dan Burston, Psychology
Marie Baird, Theology
Norm Conti, Sociology
Lina Dostilio, Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research
Jordan DuBose, Undergraduate Student
Kathy Glass, English
Susan Goldberg, Psychology
Charquinta McCray, Graduate Student
Jeffrey Mallory, Office of Multicultural Affairs
Kate Molchan, Graduate Student
Busola Odubayo, Undergraduate Student
Elaine Parsons, History
Matt Schneirov, Sociology
Darlene Weaver, Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
George Yancy, Philosophy