Hiram College

Due to inclement weather that prevents our guest panelist from traveling to campus, the MLK Convocation “Are We Living in a Post Racial Society?” scheduled for Jan. 22, 2013, is postponed. We will post the new date and time as soon as it is available.

Hiram College will kick off its week of Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration on campus, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, with a convocation titled “Are We Living in a Post Racial Society?”

The panel discussion, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom, will discuss the current state of race relations in the U.S.

The panel, moderated by Doug Brattebo, assistant professor of political science, will include the following faculty, guest faculty and community organizers: Pam Brooks, professor of African-American history at Oberlin College; Rodney Hessinger, professor of history at Hiram College; Caroline Jackson-Smith, professor of African-American studies at Oberlin College; Michelle Nario-Redmond, associate professor of psychology at Hiram College; Elrod Ponder, Cleveland Public School District Educator and Community Activist and Organizer; and Robin Shura, assistant professor of sociology at Hiram College.

Through interactive discussion, the panel will explore whether or not recent political and public advancements are reliable indicators that the nation has finally moved past deep racial divisions.

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