Each February, The University of Akron provides a forum in which race and race-related issues can be discussed, examined, and hopefully, better understood. The series offers both the University and Northeast Ohio community the opportunity to hear and share a wide variety of viewpoints.
Through films, performances, Face-2-Face Conversations, and keynote speakers, Rethinking Race hopes to engage the public with important topics such as diversity in the workplace and awareness of issues and culture.
Keynote: Melissa Harris-Perry
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. EJ Thomas Hall
Sponsored by: Inclusion & Equity, Rethinking Race, Culture Quest, the Northeast Ohio Medical University, and E. J. Thomas Hall.
Melissa Harris-Perry is an American writer, professor, television host, and political commentator with a focus on African-American politics. Harris-Perry hosts the Melissa Harris-Perry weekend news and opinion television show on MSNBC.