The University of Akron is again hosting “Rethinking Race” – an annual series of race-related programming options, this year with over 50 events scheduled! Rethinking Race takes place over two weeks, from February 3rd to February 19th. The full calendar of events is here.
Many of the events are law-related or sponsored by Law School organizations or faculty. Here are some highlights:
Friday, February 3rd at 6:00 p.m
Student Union Theater
This is a powerful documentary by Ave DuVernay about the racial impact of the criminal justice system since the passage of the 13th Amendment.
Monday, February 6th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
E.J. Thomas Hall
Since her famous classroom exercises with White students during the Civil Rights movement, keynote speaker Jane Elliot has been an internationally known teacher and trainer on the nature of prejudice.
Dr. Mahzarin Banaji
Thursday, February 9th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dr. Banaji is one of the principal researchers behind the Implicit Association Tests that have exposed the extensive distribution of implicit bias along a broad spectrum of characteristics.
Tea Time for Peace
Tuesday, February 14th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Speed-dating style conversations with Muslims, presented by the Law School’s Social Justice Project, with the support of the Muslim Law Students Association.
Soul Food for Thought
Tuesday, February 14th, 12:30 to 2:00 pm
A panel on civility and civil rights sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and moderated by Professor Lee.
There are many other events, including the movie Loving, discussions about the 2016 elections, and the results of DNA testing for 30 members of the campus community. Explore the entire calendar of events at Rethinking Race.