Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences Presents “The Politics of Race in America” Discussion in Art Speaks Justice SeriesNational Urban League CEO/President Marc Morial is among the panelists who will discuss the perils of racial profiling at the March 9th event
March 3, 2020
Distinguished panelists including nationally acclaimed civil rights leader Marc Morial, CEO and president of the National Urban League, will bring race front and center on March 9 for “The Politics of Race in America.” Presented by Baruch’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, the panel discussion is the second event in the College’s Art Speaks Justice (ASJ) series.
The discussion will address the complexity of racial profiling and the impact it has on public perception and legislative policy. In addition, the topic of racial profiling will be introduced by Ted Altschuler, director, Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC), who will show a video trailer of the upcoming music-drama dwb (Driving While Black), which opens on March 19 at BPAC.
Probing the Intersection of Art and Social Justice
Art Speaks Justice events explore current and controversial topics in conjunction with the diverse cultural resources available at the Weissman School, including BPAC and the Mishkin Gallery. The AJS program series highlights the intersection of art with important social justice issues of public concern. The inaugural ASJ event focused on climate change in October 2019.
Morial will be joined by Weissman School Professors Shelly Eversley, PhD, Faculty Fellow, Office of the Provost and interim Chair of the Black and Latino Studies Department, and Marcus Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science. The program’s moderator is Professor Aldemaro Romero, Jr., Dean of the Weissman School.
“The Politics of Race in America” will be held on Monday, March 9 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm BPAC level B-2 at the Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York. Admission is free, reservations are required: For more: Art Speaks Justice.
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