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2015 Race, Ethnicity and Identity Conference

For those of you that are as anxious as we are for our 2015 Race, Ethnicity and Identity Conference, the dates have been set!

Prepare to join us on March 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2015!  All events are free and open to the entire community. All events are scheduled at the DeVos Campus in Sneden Hall Room 108 unless specifically noted.

The presentation line-up for the 2015 Race, Ethnicity and Identity Conference is listed below:

Monday, March 23, 2015

10:00am - 11:30am
Income Equality presented by Professor Cedric Williams, Professor of Sociology, Grand Rapids Community College

7:00pm
Diffusion, Deflection and Diversity: A Geographic Perspective on Immigration presented by Dr. Marie Price, Professor of Geography, George Washington University

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Race, Class and the Legitimacy of Power: An Anthropological Perspective on Ferguson, MO presented by Dr. Dillon Carr, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Grand Rapids Community College

7:00pm
Linking Environmental Justice and Community Empowerment through Urban Agriculture in Southern/Eastern Africa presented by Dr. Courtney Gallaher, Assistant Professor of Geography, Northern Illinois University

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
LOCATION: Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

7:00pm
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap presented by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone Journalist

Thursday, March 26

1:00pm - 2:30pm
GRCC 100 Year Anniversary: Exploring the Relationship between your Community's College and the Community presented by Dr. Dillon Carr, Assistant Profesor of Anthropology and Professor Steve Abid, Professor of Economics, Grand Rapids Community College

7:00pm
Colorblindness and Geographies of Racial Violence presented by Dr. Anne Bonds, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 

Any questions, feel free to contact:
Professor Mike Light, Department Head
mlight@grcc.edu or 616-234-4298
or
Stacey Herrick, Secretary
sherrick@grcc.edu or 616-234-4283