Sunday, September 15, 2019,
Parker-Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

Race continues to play a fundamental role in shaping economic, social, and political life in the United States and across the world. Yet many Americans have limited knowledge of the historical and contemporary processes that account for racial inequality. As a result, few people are equipped to recognize and confront racial inequities in their own lives and communities. Americans’ collective inability to conscientiously contend with race enables systems of oppression, weakens bonds of community, and undermines democracy. In this talk, Jamila Michener, assistant professor of government at Cornell University, offers historically grounded, evidence-rich, practical insights on these longstanding dilemmas. Sponsored by the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs.

Contact: Sherry Berard,, 207-859-5319

Public event