Professor Rose M. Brewer will receive the Ada Comstock Distinguished Woman Scholar Award and deliver a lecture entitled, "Colorblind, Postracial or Not? Exploring Race in the Obama Era," at 4:00 p.m. on November 5, 2009 in Cowles Auditorium in the Hubert H. Humphrey Center. Lecture is free and open to public.
"Colorblind, Postracial or Not?: Exploring Race in the Obama Era"
Professor Rose M. Brewer will receive the Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholar Award and deliver a lecture entitled, "Colorblind, Postracial or Not? Exploring Race in the Obama Era" at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5th at the University of Minnesota. The lecture will be held in Cowles Auditorium in the Hubert H. Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, and is free and open to the public.
Brewer will explore the reality of having a black U.S. President whi the Supreme Court essentially sanctioned the idea of reverse racism against whites in its recent decision, and how this topic is complicated by the intersection of race with gender, class, and sexuality. As Brewer shares her research, she also invites us all to become involved or re-involved as progressive social activists.
Brewer is a Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor from the Department of African American and African Studies and a nationally recognized scholar in her field. She received her BA degree from Northeastern College and her MA and PhD degrees from Indiana University. Her specialties include African American women's studies, black family life, class, gender, intersection of economy, race and racism, sociology, women's studies, critical theory, and social
transformation. She has been published widely in the areas of black feminism, politics, race and social class, equality, and social transformations. Her publications include Black Radical Theory and Practice: Gender, Race, and Class; A Special Issue on Gender, Color, Class, and Caste; Family Structure, Poverty, and Race in the United States; and most recently, The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide. She has received the Gustavus Myers National Book Award (for The Color of Wealth) and the Josie H. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award.
The Ada Comstock Distinguished Scholars Lecture/Award honors a University of Minnesota woman faculty member's exceptional research, scholarship, teaching and leadership contributions. The Women's Faculty Cabinet serves as the selection committee. The Award consists of a public lecture for a general audience, and a gift of art by a Minnesota woman artist.
The lecture will be held in Cowles Auditorium in the Hubert H. Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, and is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to join in the dessert reception to follow in the HHH Atrium. The lecture series is co-sponsored by the
Women's Center in the Office for Equity and Diversity, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, The Graduate School, and University of Minnesota Libraries. For more information about the event, please visit http://www.umn.edu/women.