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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