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 Guest lecturer to discuss 'Race and the Black Body' 

 

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Feb. 21, 2007
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Guest lecturer to discuss 'Race and the Black Body'

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - George Yancy, professor of philosophy at Duquesne University, will discuss "Race and the Black Body" at a free lecture 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in Slippery Rock University's Advanced Technology and Science Hall auditorium.

            Yancy will focus on historical conceptions of the black body and how conceptions have affected concepts of ethnicity, said Richard Findler, SRU professor of philosophy.

            Yancy has several books on the market. They include "Black Bodies, White Gazes," "White on White/Black on Black" and "African-American Philosophers: 17 Conversations."

            The lecture is sponsored by the SRU Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, Intercultural Programs and the Frederick Douglass Institute.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.

 

 

 

 

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