Tag Archives: race

Beyond Katrina

Award-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will discuss her nonfiction book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, on March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate, Trethewey spent her childhood in … Continue reading

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A conversation about race and immigration in America

Wall Street Journal columnist and Fox News commentator Jason Riley will present “A conversation about race and immigration in America” on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Yawkey Center, Murray Room. A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Riley … Continue reading

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Understanding Detroit

In her review of the Kathryn Bigelow movie “Detroit,” released 50 years after the 1967 riots/rebellion in the Motor City, Martha Bayles faults the filmmakers’ attempts to capture the essence of Detroit, writing: “Instead of letting Detroit’s unique history enrich … Continue reading

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How our government segregated America 

The Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action presents author Richard Rothstein on Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Murrary Function Room of Yawkey Center. Rothstein will discuss his new book,  The Color of Law: A Forgotten … Continue reading

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The decriminalization of white America

Khalil Gibran Muhammad will speak on “Erasure: The Decriminalization of White America” on Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 100. Muhammad is a professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop generation’s activism

Andreana Clay will examine the response of hip-hop communities to current movements like Black Lives Matter in her talk “‘Hell You Talmbout?’: Black Lives, Black Resistance and Hip-Hop.” Her lecture will be held on Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in … Continue reading

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The Grace of Silence

Award-winning journalist and longtime host and special correspondent for National Public Radio Michele Norris will present “The Grace of Silence and the Power of Words” on Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. While exploring … Continue reading

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