Marc Lamont Hill will be the keynote speaker at the "Complexities of Color" summit on Oct. 26.

Oct. 26: 'Complexities of Color'

Summit on role of race in contemporary society set at Mitchell Hall

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11:32 a.m., Oct. 8, 2013--“Complexities of Color,” a summit on the role of race in contemporary society presented by Ankh Renaissance Corporation with support from the University of Delaware’s Center for Black Culture, will be held from 3-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, in Mitchell Hall.

As a response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the summit seeks to engage a diverse audience in a discussion of the role of race in contemporary society. 

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There will be a keynote address by Marc Lamont Hill, associate professor of education at the Columbia University Teachers College.

Also, there will be a panel discussion with Armando Lara-Millan, President’s Diversity Initiative postdoctoral fellow in sociology and criminology at UD; Yaba Blay, assistant professor of Africana studies at Drexel University; Donald Morton, president and CEO of Ankh Renaissance Corp.; and Najuma Smith Pollard, program manager, University of Southern California’s Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement. 

The summit is free and open to the public with tickets, which are available to the UD campus community at the Center for Black Culture. Others must register through this site.

Organizers said they hope the event will draw students and faculty to an open forum at which they can discuss issues of race, the criminal justice system and their opinion of the Zimmerman trial.

For general information, contact the Center for Black Culture at 302-831-2991.

Additional UD supporters include the Cultural Programming Advisory Board, the Black Student Union, the Black Graduate Student Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Multicultural Greek Congress, the Center for the Study of Diversity, the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Department of Black American Studies.

For a flyer about the event, click here.

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