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Dr. John Jackson Lecture on Race and Identity
October 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dr. John Jackson (University of Pennsylvania) is giving a lecture entitled, “Five Things We Get Wrong about Race/Identity and How to Get Them Right.”
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 21 st century.
This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!