Harvard History Professor Delivers MLK Convocation Talk on Bias Education at CWRU

Fri 1/17 @ 12:45PM

Setting the tone for the MLK Day weekend, which will see a plethora of activities around University Circle over the weekend, Harvard University history professor and racial justice scholar Khalil Gibran Muhammad will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Address at Case Western Reserve’s Tinkham Veale University Center.

Muhammad, who investigates the intersections of race, democracy, inequality and criminal justice in modern American history, is the author of the 2011 book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, exploring the forces that crafted the idea of black Americans as “inferior.”

The topic of his lecture is “Diversity is Not Enough: How Bias Education Makes Us Smarter, Fairer and Kinder.” In it, he’ll explain how confronting bias is essential to overcome its damage and making progress toward racial equity in multiple levels.

The lecture is free and open to all. RSVP here.

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