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Workshop/Lecture: Stereotypes and Multiracial Identity

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

9337_404338616329136_1962264045_nTomorrow, artist and speaker Kip Fulbeck will be on campus for two events. The first is a workshop titled “Social Identity in the Workplace” in Prof. Harper’s business class:

In this interactive workshop, participants explore various common non-verbal methods we use to quickly judge and evaluate others –often incorrectly. Using several playful exercises created and popularized by Kip Fulbeck over the past two decades, participants in small groups take turns visually assessing and being visually assessed, revealing not only our own innate biases but also opening up new channels of observation and communication.

Later, Fulbeck will speak at Gannett, in a lecture titled “Who Are You?”

Fulbeck is an author and professor of art at University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written extensively on issues of race and identity.

Workshop: Wednesday April 3, 2:30pm @ Bolton 281
Lecture: Wednesday April 3, 7pm @ Gannett

(via Facebook)

White Privilege Panel Discussion

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

In the past few years, we at Skidmore have tried to come to terms with the state of race relations on campus. Despite some successes, I think you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who thinks that we’ve done a stellar job, especially given last week’s especially repulsive bias incident.

That’s why this week’s panel discussion, “White is Also a Color”: Privilege and Identity in a “Post-Racial” USA should be of particular import to anybody interested in issues of white privilege and racial politics on campus.

The panelists will include Prof. Beck Krefting (American Studies) Christopher Lawton ’14, Prof. Jennifer Delton (History) Aneta Molenda ’14, Prof. Sarah Goodwin (English), and Prof. Pushkala Prasad (Management and Business). The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Prasad, and a reception will follow.

Wednesday October 24, 6:30pm @ Gannett

Major League Baseball and Race

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Fun with Keith

As a Mets fan living with a bunch of Red Sox fans, watching baseball this September has been nothing short of soul-crushing. But for those of you who still believe in the magic of America’s pastime, tomorrow’s Speaker’s Bureau event will probably be of interest.

Lisa Doris Alexander, professor of Africana Studies at Wayne State University, will deliver a lecture titled “The State of Race and Ethnicity in Major League Baseball: A View from the Cheap Seats.” Alexander has written extensively on the subject of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality in sports, focusing on how the sportswriting establishment presents these issues.

According to McFarland Publishers’ release information on her upcoming book, When Baseball Isn’t White, Straight and Male: The Media and Difference in the National Pastime, Alexander:

“Analyzes how sportswriters discuss issues of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, age, and class within professional baseball from 1998 to the present. Each chapter looks at the media representations of a specific controversy including the 1998 home-run chase, Alex Rodriguez’s historic contract singing, Barry Bond’s home-run chases, Mike Piazza’s “I am not gay” press conference, Effa Manley’s Hall of Fame induction, the celebration of Jackie Robinson Day, as well as the various incidents involving performance-enhancing drugs.”

Not covered: Bryce Harper being an incorrigible dickhead.

Tuesday, September 18 in Davis Auditorium @ 5:30pm

(via Speaker’s Bureau)

Intersections Panel Series: Race

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The third discussion in the Intersections Panel Series is this Wednesday Dec. 1st at 6:30pm in Davis. The talk will focus on race and ethnicity in the United States and at Skidmore, and feature presentations and thoughts from Janet Casey, Professor of English; Sarah Goodwin, Professor of English; Mason Stokes, Associate Professor and Chair of English Dept. and Allison Dell Otto ’12. This is the final installment of the Intersections series this semester, with two more panels and Dr. Cornell West’s keynote lecture happening in the Spring.

The series is designed to interrogate and illuminate our understandings of religion, gender, race, sexuality, nation and class—with separate panel discussions focusing on each topic. Dr. Cornel West, noted Princeton scholar and public intellectual, will provide the capstone lecture for the series on April 7th.