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Dinner & Lecture with Dr. George Yancey

  • Bellmont Hall (BEL) 328 Gregory Gymnasium, 2101 Speedway Austin, TX, 78712 United States (map)

All Students and Faculty: Join us for dinner and a lecture on Monday evening, September 19, at Bellmont Hall (BEL) Room 328 with Dr. George Yancey

Lecture Topic: "Race Matters: Interracial Communication in America"

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As we face increased racial violence across the country, polarized groups seem to merely be talking past each other. How can we have hard discussions with people from different races in ways that they can hear? In his lecture, Dr. George Yancey will briefly analyze our current models for talking about racism before laying out some ground rules for interracial communication that really work.

Dr. George Yancey received his B.S. in Economics from West Texas State University and his doctorate in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. In his books Transcending Racial Barriers and Beyond Racial Gridlock, Yancey offers a realistic and balanced approach to dealing with racial alienation and to moving forward in the debate about the steps necessary to overcome present-day racism. He has also authored books on Christianophobia within the academy and on multiracial churches.

Hosted by the James Q. Wilson Forum with generous support from the Austin Institute

RSVP: www.austin-institute.org/events/interracial_communication

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Movie Night – Selma
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Dell Med Student Dinners