Dr. Pedro Noguera: Segregation Forever? Education and Civil Rights 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education
Dr. Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University
In this presentation we will analyze the current reform agenda being promoted by states, the federal government and various advocacy groups. We will also explore why issues pertaining to racial segregation and social inequality are no longer considered central to school change initiatives and the implication of allowing these issues to be ignored. Finally, we will consider the possibilities for change that exist in the current period given the constraints confronting public schools.
Sept. 4, 4:30 pm, Ruane 105
Los Pleneros de la 21: Afro-Puerto Rican musical Group
Founded in 1983, the group consists of three generations of venerated traditional and professional musicians, incomparable dancers and passionate educators. Los Pleneros de la 21 fuses the "down home" Afro-Puerto Rican traditions with contemporary sound to showcase their versatility and complexities of Latino experience in the United States.
Workshop facilitated by Los Pleneros de la 21, Sept 18, 7:00 pm
Performance on Sept.19, 6:30-8:30 pm, Smith Center for the Arts
Richard Rodriguez: A public reding of his new book "Darling" with Q&A
Darling is a collection of essays in which Rodriguez considers the complete reality of faith-based violence among the three Abrahamic religions of the desert, growing atheism in the West, the roll of women in Church and society, sexuality, and other timely topics.
Sept. 16, 5:00 pm, Ruane Hall 105
Yesenia Barragan: "To the mine I will not go: Freedom and the abolition of slavery on the Columbian Black Pacific, 1821-1852
Lecture and Q&A featuring Yesenia Barragan, Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Columbia University
Oct. 2, 4:30 pm, Slaven Center 112 (Fishbowl)
First Class Jails/Second Class Schools: Education in the Age of Incarceration
A Lecture by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, associate professor of education, Columbia University
Oct. 2, 4:30 P.M. in Slavin 112
Education scholar and media personality Dr. Marc Lamont Hill will be visiting to give a public lecture and Q&A session. Co-sponsored with the Diversity and Inclusion Professionals.
More Info: http://www.marclamonthill.com/
How Far Toward Justice? The Arc of History 50 Years After the March on Washington
An interdisciplinary panel and discussion featuring:
Dr. David Canton, associate professor of history, Connecticut College
Dr. Kara Cebulko, assistant professor of sociology, Providence College
Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery, associate professor of political science and director of the Black Studies Program, Providence College
Dr. Manu Vimalassery, visiting professor of American Studies, Williams College
Hate Crime & Civil Rights: Federal and State Perspectives (May 8)
On May 8, 2013, several high-level administrators - including Major John Leyden, Executive Direction of the Office of Safety and Security - attended a 3-hour training designed for Police Departments and college and university campus safety and security offices in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. It was presented by the Rhode Island Governor's Commission on Prejudice & Bias, supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, and hosted by the Justice System and Training & Research Institute at Roger Williams University.
Embracing Diversity: A Student Forum with Fr. Shanley (May 3)
In response to community requests for administrative attention and action to racial profiling and discrimination on campus, a dinner and discussion was held with Fr. Shanley where students were given the opportunity to dialogue with the President and share their thoughts, concerns, and experiences.
A Conversation with Junot Diaz (Apr. 10)
On April 10, the Office of Institutional Diversity brought in Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer, Junot Diaz, for a reading and conversation, which drew in over 250 students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community into the Smith Center for the Arts.
Friar Forum - Diversity: The Vision Realized (Mar. 18)
For the first annual Friar Forum, hosted by The Cowl and co-sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity along with BMSA, the topic addressed diversity on campus and involved students, faculty, and administrations representing such groups as SHEPARD (Stopping Homophobia, Eliminating Prejudice, and Restoring Dignity), SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism), Student Congress, the Department of Sociology, and Campus Ministry. Over 100 members of the community attended the event.
Film Presentation: Bully (Mar. 13)
This 2011 film documentary which follows the lives of five students who encounter bullying on a daily basis was shown, followed by a Question & Answer session with direct Lee Hirsch.
Freedom and its Discontents (Feb. 27)
Princeton University professor Dr. Imani Perry presented a lecture and reflection on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation to a group of 30 people.
One Drop Rule: Fate, Fiction, or Fate (Feb. 5)
Dr. Yaba Blay of Drexel University spoke to a crowd of 30 people about her multiplatform project which examines the nuances of of skin color politics, racial ambiguity, and negotiations of Black identity.
Yours in Struggle (Feb. 5)
Dr. Allison Dorsey of Swarthmore College presented a lecture entitled "Yours in Struggle: Learning Strength, Courage, and Wisdom from Women in the Civil Rights Movement."
Transition Program Reception with Fr. Shanley & Fr. Sicard (Jan. 5)
President of the College Fr. Shanley and Vice President Fr. Sicard joined students from the New Student Transition Program for a dinner reception in Aquinas Lounge on a Tuesday evening.
Returning to America (Nov. 28)
Co-sponsored with the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, the Office of Institutional Diversity featured Fr. David Orique, O.P., in a lecture presentation entitled "Returning to America: The Opening of the Atlantic World," which brought in 40 members of the College and local communities.