RACE: Are We So Different?

Thursday Evening Forums

Located in the 3D Cinema
6:30 to 7 p.m.: Performances
7 to 9 p.m.: Speaker, respondents, Q&A

Race impacts a variety of U.S. institutions and policies, often in ways that are hidden or undetected by popular media. Join us for five forums that explore an in-depth understanding of race and its impact on our society.

February 1, 2007: Race and the Justice System
Judge Pamela G. Alexander

Judge Pamela G. Alexander serves as a district court judge in Hennepin County. Live coverage by KFAI Radio.
Respondents
Jamice Obianyo: Research and Development Director, Ecolab Research Center
Robin K. Magee: Associate Professor, Hamline University Law School

February 22, 2007: The search for our ancestors
Kim TallBear

Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at Arizona State University and a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate. Live coverage by KFAI Radio.
Respondents
Atum Azzahir: Executive Director, Powderhorn Phillips Cultural Wellness Center
Cris Stainbrook: President, Indian Land Tenure Foundation

March 29, 2007: Race and immigration
Arlene Torres

Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Respondents
Kazoua Kong-Thao: Vice Chair, St. Paul Board of Education
Sandra Vargas: Hennepin County Administrator

April 12, 2007: Politics, Science: Origins of Race
Alan Goodman

Professor of biological anthropology at Hampshire College. He is president of the American Anthropological Association.
Respondents
Hector Garcia: President, Cultural Complementarity Consultants, and Mex-US Interinvestment
Mahmoud El Kati: Retired Professor, History, Macalester College

April 26, 2007: Whiteness and Hurricane Katrina
Tim Wise

Among the most prominent anti-racism writers and activists in the U.S. He leads trainings on dismantling racism in institutions.
Respondents
Frank Snowden: Professor, Materials Science, University of Minnesota
Doug Hartmann: Professor, Sociology, University of Minnesota

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$8 - members, seniors, students
$4 - Great Tix card holders

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