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Date & Time
Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Center for Public Humanities
Hemmingson Ballroom, Gonzaga University
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About This EventCharlottesville, Black Lives Matter, Michael Brown, “Build the Wall”…. Race remains one of the most challenging issues in America. Closer to Gonzaga, the Inland Northwest has a long history of white supremacism: the KKK in the early 20th century, the Aryan Nations in the 1970s and '80s, and the alt-right today. That regional story makes recent student-initiated efforts to create a Critical Race and Ethnic Studies program at Gonzaga all the more urgent. Please join us as we welcome one of the world’s leading scholars of Critical Race Theory as he discusses what CRT is and why it is more necessary now than ever.
David Theo Goldberg is the Director of University of California Humanities Research Initiative, as well as Professor of Comparative Literature, Anthropology, and Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine, and a Fellow of the UCI Critical Theory Institute. Professor Goldberg is an internationally-renowned scholar whose work has focused on race and racism, cultural studies, legal theory, and the digital humanities. He has written many books, including The Racial State (2002), The Threat of Race (2008), and The Future of Thinking: Learning Lessons in the Digital Age. Additionally, he has edited books on subjects such as multiculturalism and Jewish identity, and, early in his career, produced a film on South Africa.
Sponsored by the Center for Public Humanities and the College of Arts and Sciences.