|A panel of authors will discuss race in America on Nov. 14 in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Minor Suite.|
The Michi and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair for Multicultural Studies presents a panel discussion based upon the book Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions of Race in America on Monday, Nov. 14, 2-4 p.m., in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Minor Suite.
The panel includes the following co-authors of the book:
- Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, a national nonprofit research and advocacy organization committed to advancing a new generation of policies to achieve economic and social equity.
- Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, the largest and most diverse legal assistance and civil rights organization targeting Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.
- Manuel Pastor, a professor of Latin American & Latino Studies and co-director of the Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
These authors will explore various themes related to the pursuit of racial equality and justice including: the black-white paradigm versus multiculturalism; diversity versus racial justice; universal versus particular strategies; national versus local responsibility; and structural factors versus individual initiative.
The event is free, and a reception will follow.
The Michi and Walter Weglyn Chair in Multicultural Studies was established in the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences during Fall 2004 for the purpose of promoting the interdisciplinary study of multiculturalism including gender, ethnicity, sexuality, race and class. Each year, the chair establishes a teaching, scholarship/creative activity and community-based program in his or her area of expertise.