Distinguished Speaker Series March 22 - April 19, 2013

March 1, 2013


Free & Open to the Public

March 2013

Mr. Samuel Brown, JD
Civil Rights Attorney and Director of the Tucson Unified Public School District

The Education Proclamation: Reconstruction and Desegregation
Friday, March 22, 2013  11:00AM

Dane Smith Hall (DSH) Room 125

Dr. Kathy L. Powers
Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of New Mexico

Reparations in the Aftermath of the Emancipation Proclamation
Friday, March 29, 2013  11:00AM

Student Union Building (SUB) Lobo A & B

April 2013

Dr. Melanye Price
Assistant Professor in Africana Studies and Political Science, Rutgers University—New Brunswick
Unfinished Democracy: Race, Citizenship, and the Quest for Political Voice and Influence
Friday, April 12, 2013  11:00AM

Student Union Building (SUB) Lobo A & B

Dr. Christian Davenport, Professor in Political Science, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
"From Enslavement to Freedom and Back Again:" Understanding African American Freedom 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation
Friday, April 19, 2013  11:00AM

Student Union Building (SUB) Fiesta A & B

Cosponsors: The Division for Equity and Inclusion; The Office of the Provost; The Robert Wood Johnson Center; and The Department of American Studies


The Distinguished Speaker Series invites emerging and established scholars and artists, who represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and epistemologies, from across the African Diaspora to present works that encourage critical dialogue, promote social justice, and foster a climate that imbues diversity as an asset.