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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Civic Leadership in the Age of Obama"

Please join Macalester College for the 4th Annual Civic Forum, "Civic Leadership in the Age of Obama", on April 8, 2010 from 6:30-9:40 p.m. in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall. Free and open to the public.

"Civic Leadership in the Age of Obama"
4th Annual Civic Forum: Civic Leadership in the Age of Obama
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday Apr 8, 2010
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
Dr. Ian F. Haney López is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches and writes in the area of race and constitutional law. His current research examines the emergence and operation of "colorblindness" in U.S. constitutional law as an indicator of a new racial ideology aimed at legitimating and preserving the racial status quo.
Faculty Respondent: Dr. Karin Aguilar-San Juan is an Associate Professor in the American Studies Department at Macalester College. An urban sociologist, she publishes and teaches courses in Asian-American Studies on community and identity, as well as, courses on racial inequality and race-based social movements.
Student Presenters:
Westenley (Wes) Alcenat is a senior at Macalester College with a double major in History and Political Science. His talk will explore the rebuilding of American human capital under Obama's presidency.
Callie Thuma is an American Studies major and Geography minor and a senior at Macalester. Her talk will illuminate examples of local and national leaders who are using the arts and oral history to creatively and collectively address class and race-based inequities.
Sponsored By: Institute for Global Citizenship
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