2011 Race and Ethnicity Conference

Race and Ethnicity Conference

Presenting the 2011 Race and Ethnicity Conference, put on by GRCC’s Social Science Department (all events in Calkins Science Center Auditorium unless otherwise noted).

Monday, April 4th

Monstrous Women and Bestial Men: Exhibitions, Human Zoos, and the Imperial Gaze
3:15-4:45 p.m.
Professor Susan Williams, GRCC

Tuesday, April 5th

The Relationship Between Poverty and Academic Success
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Professor Cedric Williams, GRCC

Thoughts on Race and Ethnicity Through the Mirror of American Literature
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Professor David Tower., GRCC

A Discussion on Diversity and Equality
3:15-4:45 p.m.
Professor Yan Bai, GRCC

Wednesday, April 6th

Giving Up the Ghost: Confronting American Cultural Genocide in the post-Civil War Era
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Professor Mike Light, GRCC

The Impact of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments on Higher Education: A Story of Interdisciplinarity
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Ric Underhile, Associate Dean, GRCC

Ethnic and Secretarian Tensions Within Israel
3:15-4:45 p.m.
Professor Keith St. Clair, GRCC

Thursday, April 7th

Ethnicity, Settlement, Conflict and Reconciliation in Central Asia: A Geographical Perspective
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
G.T.U. Special Guest Speaker: Professor Leon Yacher, Southern Connecticut State University

Where the Water Meets the Sky: Women’s Lives in a Remote African Village
Panel Discussion and Film Viewing: G.T.U. Students
3:15-4:45 p.m.
Megan Hornyak and April Kibby (GRCC) and Professor Mike DeVivo (GRCC)

Discussion of The Warmth of Other Suns
7:30-9:00 p.m. (Spectrum Theater)
KEYNOTE: Professor Isabel Wilkerson, NY Times Best-Selling Author and Pulitizer Prize Winner
Discussion followed by reception and book signing from
9:00-10:00 p.m. (open to the public)

All Events are sponsored by the GRCC Social Sciences Department, the International Geographical Honor Society, and Grand Rapids

Community College. Special thanks to the Gilda Gely, Ph.D (Provost: GRCC), Patti Trepkowski (Associate Provost: GRCC), and GRCC Diversity Learning Center. All events are free and open to the public.

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