An Introspective Look at Colored Bodies in Academia

The COLORED COLLECTIVE (COCO) are holding another fantastic event that promises to showcase a whole new perspective in academia. The Dialogue Series, ‘Performing Difference” will be held at the Liu Institute on November 17th from 6:30-9:00pm.

Entrance is freeeeee!!!! For more information contact coloredcollective@gmail.com or visit Coloredcollective.tumblr.com

The speakers for the Dialogue Series include:

DR.CECIL ABRAHAMS-FAIRLEIGH DICKENSON UNIVERSITY PROVOST
Originally from South Africa he was an anti-apartheid activist and colleague of Nelson Mandela. He was the former academic vice president and provost at Acadia University, Nova Scotia and Brock University, Ontario, as dean of humanities. he also served as Vice Chancellor of The university of Western Cape and a Professor at the University of Missouri and Syracruse in Higher Education, International Studies and English.

DR. BRUCE BAUM-POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR AND AUTHOR OF THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CAUCASIAN RACE
His primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of critical social theory (including critical “race” theory, feminist theory, critical hermeneutics, and issues of cross-cultural interpretation), liberal and democratic theory, American political thought, the political theories of Mill and Marx, and philosophy of political inquiry. He has just published a co-edited volume (with Duchess Harris), Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity (Duke University Press).

JULIANE OTOK BITEK-AUTHOR AND UBC MA ENGLISH GRADUATE
Daughter of the legendary Ugandan-born writer Okot p’Bitek. Her short story “Going Home” was an award winner at the 2004 Commonwealth Short Story Contest and was featured on the BBC and CBC. Juliane Okot Bitek, has also been published in the anthology Gifts of Harvest, published by FEMRITE Publications and edited by Violet Barungi and has in addition published her own collection of poems called Words in Black Cinnamon: a collection of poetry. She is was a part of the 2008 XVIII International Poetry Festival of Medellin.

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