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Race and ethnicity lecture to focus on historic presidential election

Minority Studies to host a "post-election discourse on democracy" starting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Library Conference Center

In the latest installment of its "Lectures on Race and Ethnicity" series, the Indiana University Northwest Department of Minority Studies and its chair, Associate Professor Raoul Contreras, Ph.D., will host a "post-election discourse on democracy" that will look at the promise and possibility foreshadowed by the nation's election of its first African-American president, Barack Obama. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Library Conference Center.

This community gathering, which is open to the public, will address the potential of this historic moment for implementing a social justice and anti-imperialist political agenda.

Contreras, director of the Latino Studies Program at IU Northwest, will begin the night’s program with a talk on “American Democracy” as a context for the possibilities opened by the 2008 presidential election. He will be joined by Northwest Indiana community activists Nick Egnatz, of Northwest Indiana Veterans for Peace, and Mike Hernandez, of the Purdue University Calumet- Social Justice Club, in directing the evening’s conversation.

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited to join this open discussion about what this turning point in American politics may mean for the United States.

  
Published:

11-20-2008

Media Contact:

Christopher Sheid
OMC
219-980-6802
ccsheid@iun.edu

Michelle Searer
OMC
219-980-6686
msearer@iun.edu
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