RACE DONT MATTER

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The train ride out to Bard College is lovely – green things everywhere! water! So the conference happening there this weekend may be worth your while (perhaps especially if you have a car…)

Confronting the ‘Race Doesn’t Matter!’ Moment: Rethinking Race after Obama.

I’ll be participating, alongside folks like Binyvanga ‘How To Write About Africa‘ Wainaina, and the Increasingly Famous Kalup Linzy. The event is only on facebook right now, so here’s the info:

Keynote Speaker: Kendall Thomas, Director of the Columbia University Center for Law and Culture

AVERY AUDITORIUM 12PM-8PM, MPR 8PM+

[12-1]
RECEPTION with complimentary lunch for conference attendees (Salvadorean, Indian, Jamaican)

[1-2:30]
KEYNOTE SPEECH and Q&A with Kendall Thomas

[3-5]
PANEL: Pop Culture, Politics, and the Personal: Confronting the “Race Doesn’t Matter!” Moment

(Kalup Linzy, DJ Rupture, Otis Gaddis Kendall Thomas, Baratunde Thurston, Lara Stapleton, Greta Edwards, Carmen Oquendo-Villar )

[5-6]
DINNER (requires complimentary conference ticket)

[6-8]
PANEL: Race After the “Post-Racial”: De Facto vs. De Jure in Public Space (Law, History, Architecture)

(Jesse Shipley, Tabetha Ewing, Ashwini Sukthankar, Michael Tan, Binyavanga Wainaina , Mitch McEwen)

COFFEE BREAK: change

[[[AFTER PARTY/PERFORMANCES]]]
with Kalup Linzy, DJ Rupture, Sienna Horton, and others

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