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Stefan Bradley to Speak April 7 on ‘The New Politics of Race on Campus’
The nationwide resurgence of explicitly race-based activism on college campuses recalls the heyday of Black Power. Yet student demographics and the landscape of racial identity in America have undergone profound changes since the 1960s. What is the meaning of the current racial unrest, and how—if at all—will it change higher education?
On Thursday, April 7, 3-5 p.m., in the Hall of Languages, Room 500, featured speaker Stefan Bradley will examine today’s protest movement in historical context and consider the possible futures of race relations on college campuses, as part of the Future Professoriate Program’s Topics in Higher Ed series.
Bradley is associate professor of history at Saint Louis University and the author of “Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s.” His article “Black Activism on Campus” appeared in the New York Times on Feb. 1, 2016. Living in Saint Louis, he experienced the paroxysm of Ferguson at first hand, and had a front-row seat for the example-setting protests at the University of Missouri in 2015, resulting in the resignation of both president and chancellor.
Also joining the discussion will be Belisa Gonzales, associate professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity at Ithaca College, whose president recently resigned following racial protests on campus. Gonzalez’s work focuses on inter- and intra-group relationships within and between communities of color in the U.S.
All campus stakeholders are invited to discuss one of the most significant shifts in the culture of higher education and student/administration/faculty dynamics in recent years.
To register online, visit https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eLNmAr8vhTZAruB.
Contact: Glenn Wright, Future Professoriate Program