Five Things We Get Wrong About Race/Identity and How to Get Them Right

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Theater Ferguson Student Center
Cost: Free

Categories: Lectures and Speakers, School of Social Work

This talk will be presented by Dr. John Jackson, dean and Richard Perry University Professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Using his background as an anthropologist of race to ground this lecture, Jackson will argue that Americans often assume exactly the wrong things about how identities function in everyday life. And some of those assumptions make it more difficult for us to tackle the pressing issues of the day—or to even imagine a healthy/functional multi-racial polity. This talk will make a case for re-examining some of the ideas many of us take for granted about race and racism in contemporary society—and posit alternative models for thinking about difference in the 21st century.

The event is co-sponsored by the School of Social Work and open to the public.

Contact Info: Shayla Smith, stsmith7@sw.ua.edu, 205-348-4529, Website

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