Libraries video viewing/discussion series on
Part One -- Differences between us
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Part One looks at the biology of human variation, and race as a social construct, inviting the viewer to re-examine assumptions regarding appearance of "difference".
Part Two -- Story we tell
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Part Two builds on the first program, inviting the viewer to consider how one assigns meaning to how one looks--the lens through which one views the world, examining power relationships and changing perceptions.
Part Three -- House we live in
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Part Three challenges the cultural lens, describes the evolution of varied definitions of "race" and how those definitions impacted access to property, work, even citizenship.
All three video screenings and discussions will be held from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
Dr. Edward Ramsamy is an Associate Professor in Africana Studies, and a member of the graduate faculties of Geography and Urban Planning and Policy Development. Professor Ramsamy holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning (African Development, Political Theory). In 2005, he published the book, From Projects to Policy: The World Bank and Urban Development.
Dr. Ramsamy is a member of Rutgers' Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes. He is currently a faculty fellow at the Institute for Research on Women. He has been a fellow of the Rutgers Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture and the Social Sciences Research Council, among other honors. He also has served as editor of The Common Purposes Journal, a Rutgers University publication exploring pluralism and cross-cultural understanding.
For further information or to register for the screenings, contact Marilyn R. Wilt, Libraries' Training and Learning Coordinator, by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone, (732) 932-7505.
Posted June 23, 2009; July 21, 2009