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Published: Sun, August 19, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.

The David K. Shipler Colloquium at Kent State University Ashtabula Campus will address race and diversity issues from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Here's the agenda:

Session I: Race, the University and Affirmative Action.

9 a.m.: Ideology vs. Historic Truth: The Concept of Equality of Educational Opportunity for African-Americans.

9:30 a.m.: Building a Diverse and Respectful Campus Community: A Systematic Approach Model.

Session II: Issues of Race and Identity in the Arts and Sports.

10 a.m.: From Jackie Robinson to Sammy Sosa: Baseball's Continuing Role in American Racism.

Mind + Body = Loss and Replacement: Contemporary Artists Use the Body to Reveal the Mind.

10:30 a.m.: Musical Style as a Symbol of Black Cultural Identity.

When Whites and Blacks Met: Performing Artists on Stage and in Film.

Session III: Paradigms and Perspectives on Race in America: Then and Now.

11 a.m.: A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America -- Kudos, Criticisms and Comments.

11:30 a.m.: Southern White Ministers at Mid-Century.

Noon: A Country of Strangers, or the True Interrelatedness of Blackness or Whiteness: Two Paradigms of Race Relations.

The Early Newberry Library -- Free to Whom?

12:30 p.m.: Lunch.

Session IV: Building Bridges across the Racial Divide.

1:15 p.m.: Organizational Changes Create a New Climate for Racial Equality.

1:45 p.m.: Racial Profiling: Good Policing or Discriminatory Policy? A Look at the Existing Literature.

2:15 p.m.: The dialogue starts.

Dreaming Beyond the Number Two: Race, Work and Wholeness

3 p.m.: David Shipler address.

4:30 p.m.: Shipler book signing.

5:30 p.m.: Reception.


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